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Mixed African and Caribbean music and dance.

Company ACE Dance Company.

Archive listings for ACE Dance Company

Work type: Dance or ballet.

Ice - T1751859907

6 performers explore how we use machines as an extension of our bodies and how natural and man-made processes merge together to create new life. Expect to see powerful contemporary dance with an African and Japanese flavour and futuristic style film projections.
24 Nov 11mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
listing details L0111732477
6 Oct 11 to 7 Oct 11Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V160
listing details L80967946

Switch - T017172533

Change, choice, break the mould, embody new rituals and live again. Following the success of SKIN which toured nationally and internationally, ACE dance and music return with another dance masterpiece... Switch draws inspiration from ancient practices and their relevance to our lives now. Set in a black and white space, this is an exciting new collaborative work by ACE’s directors Gail and Ian Parmel with choreographers Douglas Thorpe (ex Phoenix Dance Company) and Andile Sotiya. Switch promises to be an exciting blend of sophisticated dance, music and visuals, accompanied by a robust and agile cast of six international and UK based dancers and a world class composer. Watch ACE for a night of fantastic dance to make you think and feel. Run time 1hr 15mins
23 Mar 10Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury :: V925
listing details L01026550570
23 Feb 10 to 24 Feb 10Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L0882223976
28 Oct 09 to 29 Oct 09Rich Mix, Outer London :: V0478944234
listing details L01803980480
13 Oct 09Darlington Arts Centre, Darlington :: V563
listing details L229502770
24 Sep 09 to 25 Sep 09Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V160
listing details L682914180

Switch and Listen - T09176558

Switch draws inspiration from ancient practices and their relevance to modern day living with a stylistic mix that stretches from Africa, through the Caribbean and Europe across to Japan. Based in a striking monochrome set, this double header is a new collaborative work by ACE's directors Gail and Ian Parmel with choreographers Douglas Thorpe and Andile Sotiya (both ex-Phoenix Dance Company). Switch blends sophisticated dance, projections and music, accompanied by a bold cast of six hypnotic dancers.
27 Feb 10The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
listing details L84809205

and Music: Listen - T909670879

This piece forms a double bill with Gertrud by Simon Ellis. Running time: approx 1 hour (Listen 30mins, Gertrud 30mins). Choreographed by Douglas Thorpe with Artistic collaboration by Gail Parmel, Listen is about modern day war and the effect that this has on the psyche. Dancers explore post-traumatic stress, living with the memories and experience of war and conflict. The impression that witnessing the horrors of war has on your life, trying to put the pieces back together while your memories drag you back into the past. This piece also explores relationship breakdown and power struggles between men and women, reflecting the emotional landscape of a lover leaving to go to war and returning a changed person. The piece uses a range of techniques, fast and precise staccato phrases, in contrast with eastern style, ultra controlled, haunting, movement and mime, all designed to disarm and unsettle the audience. ACE dance and music is known for creating work with African and Caribbean movement influences: low body stance, isolation and ancient practices. This is evident in Listen – alongside powerful Japanese video projections.
9 Feb 10The Arts Centre (Rose Theatre), Ormskirk :: V527
listing details L0307109603
6 Feb 10Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
listing details L01643595242

Skin - T635728216

Six robust and agile dancers explore the invisible signals we give out and the force and flow of feelings running through our veins. Skin draws from African, Caribbean, European and Japanese dance styles. This double bill of powerful dance has an original music score, percussive soundscapes, rich vocals, digital projection and emotive live effects.
14 Nov 08Firestation Arts & Culture, Windsor :: V740
listing details L051122549
24 Oct 08MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling :: V642
listing details L012007446
11 Oct 08Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury :: V925
listing details L0314511197
12 May 08Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
listing details L01067748563
1 May 08Darlington Arts Centre, Darlington :: V563
listing details L0723889567
15 Apr 08 to 16 Apr 08Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L1976424529
4 Apr 08Oakengates Theatre at The Place, Telford :: V110
listing details L01616182436
4 Mar 08 to 5 Mar 08Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L01676735959
21 Sep 07Playhouse, Alnwick :: V1176
listing details L1333152787
14 Sep 07The Drum, Birmingham :: V397448197
listing details L02011814354

Real - T887153003

Beauty, power and vulnerability. Underneath the image, what is a woman? Lacing together influences from different ages and different cultures, Real depicts the truth of the female experience. Real explores women's relationships, self-image and sensuality to show universal cycles and concerns, weaving them into a unique dance experience.
28 Mar 06The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
listing details L01110639255
23 Mar 06Birmingham Library Theatre, Birmingham :: V142
listing details L01211112611
22 Mar 06The Wightman, Shrewsbury :: V106
listing details L01561829501
17 Mar 06Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington :: V903
listing details L1851335309
16 Mar 06Arc Theatre, Trowbridge :: V881281219
listing details L2089423351
1 Mar 06Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, Preston :: V524
listing details L2144487834
21 Feb 06The Albany, Outer London :: V294
listing details L01061529497
10 Feb 06Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal :: V6
listing details L1934031936
9 Feb 06Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley :: V582
listing details L01349223324
2 Dec 05Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Peebles :: V774625305
listing details L0751344712
1 Dec 05Playhouse, Alnwick :: V1176
listing details L0772150109
30 Nov 05Darlington Arts Centre, Darlington :: V563
listing details L01350884526
4 Nov 05Contact Theatre, Manchester :: V483
listing details L0858402053
26 Oct 05Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
listing details L0980690967
19 Oct 05Town Hall, Loughborough :: V02111941779
listing details L1173037928
15 Oct 05 to 16 Oct 05Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L014569696
14 Oct 05Croydon Clocktower: David Lean Cinema, Outer London :: V01465162029
listing details L0872545634
8 Oct 05South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
listing details L0535282636
7 Oct 05Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V160
listing details L0206486253

En-Trance - T88705902

Following the highly successful UK tour of 3 Shades,/I>, this new show is an explosion of dance, music and intricate media, drawing on everything from ancient spiritual practices to today's fanatical trends. Pulsating bodies, live percussive beats, enchanting vocals and digital sound waves bring together the old and new, creating a mesmeric vibe and drawing you into the world of En-Trancement.
23 Nov 04 to 25 Nov 04Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L01281143376
17 Nov 04Playhouse, Alnwick :: V1176
listing details L0262251947
13 Nov 04Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley :: V582
listing details L1864161871
3 Nov 04Contact Theatre, Manchester :: V483
listing details L02087892009
30 Oct 04South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
listing details L1697846730
9 Oct 04Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
listing details L1202662698
8 Oct 04Harrow Arts Centre, Outer London :: V310
listing details L01862923026
17 Apr 04Howden Park Centre, Livingston :: V01301710938
listing details L1937226498
11 Mar 04 to 12 Mar 04Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L0956128253
14 Oct 03Courtyard, Hereford :: V101
listing details L1317388865

3 Shades - T0700258805

ACE's funky dance and music performance piece explores the massive explosian of Black British music within the 70's 80's and 90's. 3 Shades weaves its way through 3 decades of dance, social commentary and strong drama, revealing an often comic and unexpected trip into childhoods, history, fashion and flamboyance. Be it in the streets, clubs or in front of your bedroom mirror, 3 shades promises to make you wanna stand up and boogie!
30 Apr 02 to 2 May 02Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L1102843412
6 Apr 02Kuumba, Bristol :: V445467588
listing details L01375486350

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Colours Within
27 Feb 99Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L0850347521
27 Feb 99Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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Other listings

6 Dec 01Arc Theatre, Trowbridge :: V881281219
listing details L1217325389

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