• ACE dance and music receive £150,000 funding boost from Arts Council England

    Posted on August 9, 2016

    Last week, it was announced by Arts Council England that Birmingham-based contemporary dance company, ACE dance and music, has received £150,000 in funding as part of the ‘Catalyst Evolve’ programme, a £1.6 million investment in arts and cultural organisations across the West Midlands.  Catalyst Evolve is aimed at supporting organisations with a limited track record […]

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  • ACE youth in Amsterdam // Day 7

    July 26, 2016

    “It’s Bria again with my last entry! The Amsterdam exchange has been such a learning experience this week. I have learned a lot about many things, such as the way Amsterdam embraces culture very differently to the way we do in England. This was very eye opening for me and going back to Birmingham I […]

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  • ACE youth in Amsterdam // Day 6

    July 26, 2016

      “Tyler here. Today was our first opportunity to showcase the piece we have been working on throughout the week with Desta to an audience built up of the friends and family of Untold and The Untouchables. Desta first needed to put in place the finishing touches and to piece certain sections together. Because we […]

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  • ACE youth in Amsterdam // Day 5

    July 26, 2016

    “Bria again and another day in Amsterdam… Today has been such an eventful day! First, we started with a class from Desta where we rehearsed our performances for tomorrow and Saturday. We were able to add three new sections which finished the dance piece. Next we need to work on the material and timing to make sure […]

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  • ACE youth in Amsterdam // Day 4

    July 26, 2016

    “Hi guys, Bria again! Today has been a very good day. To start off the day we had an African yoga class which was very calming and healing for the body. We worked on many stretches including one representing the goddess Isis. It was a great release however it did hurt as you had to […]

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  • ACE youth in Amsterdam // Day 3

    July 26, 2016

    “Welcome back to the daily blog from me, Bria! Today has been such a fun day, I thoroughly enjoyed the programme. During today’s programme we went for our morning jog as usual before returning back to the studio for a session with Desta. As a whole group we worked on the piece for our upcoming […]

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  • ACE youth In Amsterdam // Day 2

    July 20, 2016

    “Hi guys it’s Bria again! Today has been a very hardworking day… we started with a jog and warm up before participating in our first dance class, alongside the exchange group, with a lady named Desta who is our choreographer for the exchange. It has been such a challenge working with Desta because she uses traditional […]

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  • ACE youth in Amsterdam // Day 1

    July 19, 2016

    This week ACE youth are on exchange in Amsterdam, Netherlands with African Performing Arts company, Untold. Untold is a cultural organization which helps to engage young people in art and culture, especially West African and Afro-Caribbean dance and music. In order to keep you updated on the work we are doing in Amsterdam ACE youth will […]

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  • ACE youth stories // Where are they now?

    July 12, 2016

    Two of our ACE youth graduates recently came back to visit and catch up with old friends here at ACE space. Grace and Zoe are now both at university. Grace is studying Politics at the University of Hull and Zoe is studying Dance and Performance at Falmouth University. Grace developed an interest in dance at […]

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