ACCA are Leeds based dance theatre duo Anna Cabré-Verdiell Bosch and Charlotte Arnold. Led by two female-identifying creative leaders, ACCA makes work that reflects and comments on the contemporary society via funny, thought-provoking dance theatre performances and participation activities. Their style has a physical backbone, drawing on character and conceptuality to investigate the topics which inspire each project. As a trilingual company, ACCA weaves both Spanish and English culture and narratives into the work, as well as championing and celebrating femininity. In addition, the collective has an existing practice working with different community groups that will ensure the facilitation of a safer, intentional space for co-creation, both Anna and Charlotte delivering across Leeds to a variety of ages and abilities.
ACCA is a resident company at Slung Low. Previously commissioned by Ilkley Literature Festival to make the short dance film EVEolution, they also won the Leeds Summer Group Show in 2020 with their dance film ACCA Danst, and received ACE funding for a R&D of Cautivas, a new project for 2021. The fifteen minute version of Occupational Hazard, ACCA's first sketch has been programmed across Yorkshire at Ripon Theatre Festival, Yorkshire Dance, Slung Low and Grassington International Festival amongst others. After receiving funding from ACE, ACCA developed Occupational Hazard into a full length show which premiered in December 2022 opened by a community curtain raiser at Slung Low. 2023, saw ACCA join forces with German company Vier-D, creating Femxle Spaces as part of Leeds 2023, Dortmund Festival and funded by Cultural Bridge and Dortmund City Council. Their collaboration continues with a new international project telling female stories over 2024-25, whilst Occupational Hazard will be performed nationally in an ACE funded pilot tour.