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).

TNBT
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?

MANA
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…

Autumn Tour 2022

Date Venue Tickets Box Office
6 & 7 October PREMIERE
7.30pm
mac Midlands Arts Centre,
Birmingham
£23.50 / £17.50 / £11.50 0121 446 3232
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29 Oct
7.30pm
Arena Theatre,
University of Wolverhampton
£10 01902 321 321
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3 Nov
7.30pm
Cast,
Doncaster
£16 / £11 under 26yrs 01302 303 959
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12 Nov
7.30pm
The Place,
London
£18 / £14 concessions 020 7121 1100
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23 Nov
7.45pm
Studio, Warwick Arts Centre,
Coventry
£15 / £13 concessions 024 7649 6000
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“Style, discipline and sheer physicality”

The Birmingham Post

“Music and dance to elevate the soul”

The Birmingham Post

CREATIVE TEAM

Artistic Director:
Gail Parmel MBE

CEO:
Ian Parmel

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

Composers:
Andy Gabri – MANA
Yvan Talbot – TNBT

Rehearsal Director:
Iona Waite

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

Lighting Design:
James Mackenzie

Scenography:
Catherine Cosme

Costume Design:
Ryan Laight

Producer:
Juliet Thomas