Carnival is Colour

ace_colour_is_carnival_a6_1__largeOn 3rd and 4th August there will be lots of opportunities to see the ACE dance and music community perform.

On Saturday 3rd August ACE Graduates and Eternity will lead an afternoon of performances, including their new collaborative piece, and open workshops for the general public in Caribbean dance and drumming forms, in outdoor spaces at mac.

On Sunday 4th August ACE dance and music will be taking several hundred dancers and drummers, including their acclaimed youth dance company ACE Youth, to take part in Birmingham Carnival. Everyone will be dancing to fresh carnival tunes straight from Trinidad plus live drumming from Eternity. Click here for a flavour of Eternity’s latest dynamic drumming routines.



Gail Parmel says: “I’m really excited about ACE dance and music taking part in the Birmingham Carnival for the first time. We are bringing the whole community together and everyone has been rehearsing hard. It’s going to be a bit overwhelming to see 100 people from ACE dance and music together all in carnival costume dancing in unison. We’re ready for the road!”

ACE dance and music are also hosting some international visitors as part of this intergenerational project: on Monday 29th July they will be welcoming Eternity  who are a fabulous marching band from the Netherlands and who are coming to work with the ACE Graduate Company on a Youth In Action exchange. They will create a new collaborative piece of site-specific, outdoor dance and drumming, choreographed by TJ Lowe, who is also a dancer with Akram Khan company in London.

Please contact Charlotte further information on 01213145830 /

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