Tour 2018

Tour Dates

I am interested in exploring the concepts of moving away and leaving, of surviving in a land without a place to go. Of looking at how and why people choose previously unimagined destinies over the lives they’d always thought they’d live… and how power can reflect the fragility of the human being.

Jose Agudo, Choreographer


At a time when more and more people across the world find themselves having to leave their own lands, ideas of home and belonging are changing.

ACE have reunited with choreographer José Agudo to make an extraordinary dance piece.

Full of intense physical power and human fragility, TEN explores the concepts of moving away and leaving, looking at how and why people choose unimagined destinies over the lives they¹d always thought they¹d live. Inspired by global migration, TEN is a visceral and exhilarating dance production centred around the relationship between two brothers.

TEN continues the legacy of A Thousand Shepherds, combining contemporary dance with an essence of Flamenco, Kathak and Martial Arts with ACE¹s inimitable Afro-fusion style.

A carefully chosen creative team brings together diverse experiences, worldly artistic vision and shared values.

In the same collaborative vein, music composition by Giuliano Modarelli layers emotive tribal vocals with evocative melodies into a dynamic soundscape created in collaboration with Beautiful Noise (Vincenzo Lamagna).



  • Artistic Directors: Gail & Ian Parmel
  • Choreography: José Agudo & ACE dance and music
  • Composers: Giuliano Modarelli, Beautiful Noise (Vincenzo Lamagna)
  • Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano
  • Costume maker: Caroline Mirfin
  • Lighting Designer: Andrew Ellis
  • Design: www.theliftcreativeservices.com