Founded in 1996, ACE dance and music (African Cultural Exchange Ltd.) is a professional dance Company based at The Link Dance Space in Birmingham. ACE skilfully combine African & Caribbean movement aesthetics with contemporary techniques to create high quality innovative performance work. The Company’s work involves dance & music collaborations, the use of new digital media and techniques from other disciplines including theatre.
ACE offer an extensive & inclusive outreach programme, working with theatres to offer taster sessions & creative workshops to schools, colleges & the local community. Contact ACE or visit the website for details & to find out more about ACE Youth.
Directed by: Artistic Director Gail Parmel
Music Director: Ian Parmel
Mana Choreography: Vincent Mantsoe
A Thousand Shepherds Choreography: José Agudo
Dancers: Rudi Cole, Yukiko Masui, Sophia Preidel, Julia Robert, Iona Waite, Jerome Wilks
Apprentices: Tiffany Bell, Shante Liburd
Set Designer: Claire Whitcomb
Lighting Designer: Gary Bowman
Composer: Vincenzo Lagmagna
Costume Maker: Le Minh Tran
Photography: Brian Slater
José Agudo’s collaborators: Dramturge: Lou Cope Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano