Archive for November, 2010

ACE Youth in 2010

Posted in Uncategorized on November 11, 2010 by The Lift Creative Services

It’s been a busy few months for ACE’s young talent… in October ACE Youth travelled to Amsterdam to work with the Dutch dance group ‘Untold’  and in February this exciting cultural exchange project will be completed by 13 young, dance-hungry Dutch visitors and a joint performance at Midlands Arts Centre.  While all this has been going on five of our ACE youth  members have acheived their Arts Award Bronze Level and DanceXchange has invited the group to perform at The Clothes Show.  You can catch them at the NEC on 5th December at 2pm.  To read a little more visit the virtual home of ACE youth on our website!

Crackling autumn artistic update!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 11, 2010 by The Lift Creative Services

In September we were delighted to welcome back choreographer Vincent Mantsoe who previously collaborated with ACE’s Artistic Director Gail Parmel on the highly successful production ‘Skin’ and whose Afro-fusion style is so integral to the movement vocabulary of ACE. From the 25th – 29th of Sept, ACE dance and music undertook a research and development week with Vincent  and 20 invited dancers. There was also an open rehearsal day, performance showcase and artists’ question time, at the Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham.

Looking to the future…

Celebrated choreographer and dancer Akiko Kitamura, formally of Leni-Basso Dance Company, Japan, will be in residency at ACE dance and music from the 14th – 18th February 2011. This will be the start of the second major collaboration between Akiko and ACE dance and music’s Artistic Director Gail Parmel, who previously worked together on Skin, back in 2007.


2011 tour announcement

Akiko will be co-producing the next production ICE (working title) which will be created summer 2011 and tour from autumn 2011. Watch this space as ACE will be advertising for dancers very soon.