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.