A double bill that transcends
the past and present....

The world we once knew is becoming one we have yet to understand...

Rooted in African and contemporary culture, ACE dance and music collaborate with two internationally acclaimed Black male choreographers Serge Aimé Coulibaly (Burkina Faso) and Vincent Mantsoe (South Africa).

The Night Before Tomorrow...

is a metaphorical night where people try to do their last dance before an uncertain tomorrow… Performed to a supercharged soundscape, this sensational new work by Serge Aimé Coulibaly questions – what frustrates you in the world today? Imagine… people meeting to escape their everyday life but, is it really possible to escape from the reality of this world?

The Power Within

Sacred, ritualistic and shamanic, the word ‘Mana’ is used in over twenty-four countries, it is universal, we can all feel it when people and things possess this power. Tracing the journey of past lives, this physical work unifies beliefs & cultures – it’s the ultimate life force, the stuff of which magic is made of…

Spring Tour 2023

Date Venue Box Office
2nd February 2023 Guildhall Arts Centre – Grantham Book Online
4th February 2023 The Riley Theatre – Leeds Book Online
9th February 2023 Arts Depot – London Book Online
23rd February 2023 Corn Exchange – Newbury Book Online
1st March 2023 Malvern Theatre – Malvern Book Online
3rd March 2023 Blackwood Miners Institute – Wales Book Online
8th March 2023 The Mill Arts Centre – Banbury Book Online
16th March 2023 Stamford Arts Centre – Lincolnshire Book Online
31st March 2023 The Albany – Coventry Book Online
25th April 2023 Greenwich Theatre – London Book Online
5th May 2023 Pavilion Dance – Bournemouth Book Online
12th May 2023 The Dukes – Lancaster Book Online


“Style, discipline and sheer physicality”

The Birmingham Post

“Music and dance to elevate the soul”

The Birmingham Post


Artistic Director:
Gail Parmel MBE

Ian Parmel

Vincent Mantsoe & Gail Parmel – MANA
Serge Aimé Coulibaly – TNBT

Andy Gabri – MANA
Yvan Talbot – TNBT

Rehearsal Director:
Iona Waite

Imogen Cooper
Mirabel Huang-Smith
Angharad Jones-Young
Thabang Motaung
Nomasonto Radebe
Hannah Woodliffe

Lighting Design:
James Mackenzie

Catherine Cosme

Costume Design:
Ryan Laight

Juliet Thomas