Other spaces: Studio
From9th April 2014
To9th April 2014
What is currently on at Courtyard (V101)
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

ACE Dance and Music

A fusion of contemporary and traditional African Caribbean forms, from dancers, drummers and international artists of all ages. Featuring Impulse, Birmingham's own adults' community performance group, Jamo Jamo Arts providing live African drumming and dance from Senegal, ACE Youth Dance Academy and Untold Dance Company from Amsterdam.

Archive :: production:T0200112959, dance or ballet:S02042256344, venue:V101

Mana - The Power Within - The Thousand Shepherds/Mana

An international dance double bill, blending modern dance, afro-fusion, martial arts, flamenco and ballet. A Thousand Shepherds - A Thousand Shepherds' is a pilgrimage - a physical and spiritual journey that involves looking inwards and outwards, behind and beyond, to ourselves and those that accompany us. Mana - South African choreographer VINCENT MANTSOE will take you back to ancient times, evoking the spirit and earthy ambience of African dance and Shaman traditions. Focusing on the internal strength of the individual and how this is embodied, as each of us takes our own spiritual journey. Used in over 24 cultures the concept of Mana encompasses spiritual and religious ritual, belief and practice. Identifying those values, journeys and expressions that refresh the soul, inspire us or leave us in awe, yearning for more.


Director Gail Parmel
Choreographer Jose Agudo (A Thousand Shepherds)
Music Vincenzo Lamagna (A Thousand Shepherds)
Director Vincent Mantsoe (movement - Mana)
Choreographer Gail Parmel (Mana)
Music Andy Garbi (Mana)
Design Claire Whitcomb
Lighting Gary Bowman
Costume Le Minh Tran (costume maker)
Costume Kimie Nakano
DramaturgLou Cope
Performer Rudi Cole
Performer Yukiko Masui
Performer Sophia Preidel
Performer Julia Robert
Performer Iona Waite
Performer Jerome Wilks

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