Newly Refurbished Dance Studios to be Launched in Birmingham’s Creative District
Birmingham-based professional dance company, Ace Dance & Music, will host an exciting launch event on Thursday, May 14th, to celebrate their newly refurbished dance studio and performance venue, located in the city’s creative district of Digbeth.
Ace Space, is the result of the Ace, Dance & Music team’s long term ambition to build a multi-purpose space within the innovative Digbeth community. Ace Space will allow the team to expand and improve their existing programme, secure additional trading income from hires and space rentals, and add to the Birmingham’s growing stock of high-spec rehearsal spaces and venues.
Ace Space Launch on May 14th is a fantastic opportunity for attendees, who will include local businesses from the Digbeth community and Birmingham city centre, to view the stunning new facilities, network, celebrate the success of Ace, Dance & Music and the launch of their brand new website.
Founded in 1996, Ace, Dance & Music, skilfully combine African and Caribbean movement aesthetics with contemporary techniques, to create high quality innovative performance work. The company’s work involves dance and music collaborations, the use of new digital media, and techniques from other disciplines including theatre.
The company also work closely within the innovative Digbeth community, offering an extensive and inclusive outreach programme, taster sessions and creative workshops to schools and colleges.
Founder and Artistic Director, Gail Parmel, said:
After several years of dedicated fund raising, we have managed to achieve our goal to build a multi-purpose space. At Ace Space we can run our extensive education programme, offer rehearsal and performance space to visiting companies, develop and rehearse our own work and perform to invited audiences with our recently installed flexible seating which can accommodate an audience of up to 120. We’re very excited about Ace Space and we know it will be a fantastic place for dance, music and theatre practitioners to work, learn, rehearse, perform, and network.
Ace, Dance & Music’s current facilities have already attracted some of the UK’s most high-profile dance companies to Digbeth, adding to its appeal as the creative quarter of Birmingham. Matthew Bourne Company used the facilities for rehearsal space, along with the production of Wicked, Strictly Come Dancing touring show, Birmingham Opera Company and Birmingham Royal Ballet.
On choosing Digbeth as the location for their studios, Gail Parmel, said:
We’re situated in a rapidly growing part of Birmingham – the formerly industrial Digbeth, which is just minutes from New Street station – and we think it’ll encourage more people to visit this fantastic part of Britain’s ‘second’ city, which has a creative buzz and trendy appeal! Springing up around us in Floodgate Street are artists’ workshops, graphic designers, engineers, architects, cafes and restaurants – it’s become the hottest place to be and I’m especially proud to say that Ace, Dance & Music were one of the first companies to move into this area.
Thursday, May 14th from 5.30pm – 7.30pm
The evening will comprise of a presentation, performance, the opportunity to network, and a chance to celebrate the success of Ace, Dance & Music.
Location: Ace, Dance & Music, 54 – 57 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SL
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Gail Parmel at email@example.com or call 0121 314 5830
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