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Q&A | State of Emergency: Ratshepe ‘Phresh’ Makhene – Singer/Songwriter, Bass Player and Percussionist

Q&A | State of Emergency: Ratshepe ‘Phresh’ Makhene – Singer/Songwriter, Bass Player and Percussionist

  Born and raised in Soweto, South Africa, Makhene has toured extensively throughout the world as a working musician from the age of 16 and has an N6 Certificate in Music & Styles from Central Johannesburg College. He has ...

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September 27th, 2016

Q&A | State of Emergency: Michael Joseph – Choreographer, Dance Artist, Teacher and Film Maker

Q&A | State of Emergency: Michael Joseph – Choreographer, Dance Artist, Teacher and Film Maker

  A choreographer, dance artist, teacher and DSLR dance filmmaker, Michael Joseph has consistently worked nationally and internationally since completing his training at Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance 27 years ...

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September 7th, 2016

Strategic Alliance for Black Dance Meeting – September 17th 2016

Strategic Alliance for Black Dance Meeting – September 17th 2016

  We are excited to invite you to the next Strategic Alliance meeting that takes place on Saturday September 17th 2016, 10am-5.30pm, as part of  a one day symposium entitled ‘Dance, Diaspora and the role of the Archive’  in ...

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September 6th, 2016

Q&A | State of Emergency:  Steve Marshall –  Singer/Songwriter and Producer

Q&A | State of Emergency: Steve Marshall – Singer/Songwriter and Producer

Steve Marshall is principally a singer/songwriter and producer who, in 1983, co-founded Pyramid Arts Development, a seminal music and arts centre in Dalston, East London. He set up State of Emergency with Deborah Baddoo in 1986, which ...

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August 23rd, 2016

Ernest White II Gives His Voice to State of Emergency’s New Production Where Is Home?

Ernest White II Gives His Voice to State of Emergency’s New Production Where Is Home?

  Meet Ernest White II, storyteller, adventurer, travel writer and now the voice of the American DJ in State of Emergency’s new dance theatre production Where Is Home? A former assistant editor at Time Out São ...

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August 17th, 2016

Re-Position: A Brand New Dance Graduate Programme Starts in September 2016

Re-Position: A Brand New Dance Graduate Programme Starts in September 2016

  State of Emergency is delighted to welcome you to the Re-Position brand new graduate and early profession training programme, starting in September 2016 at Greenwich Dance. This is an opportunity to keep up with technique ...

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August 3rd, 2016

Migration, Identity and Love Take Centre Stage in SOE’s Latest Production Where Is Home?

Migration, Identity and Love Take Centre Stage in SOE’s Latest Production Where Is Home?

Where Is Home? is the new touring production from STATE OF EMERGENCY – an international collaboration between artists from the UK, South Africa and USA, presenting great music and dance from Soweto, mixed with urban culture from ...

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June 17th, 2016

Where Is Home? Summer School Los Angeles

Where Is Home? Summer School Los Angeles

July saw State of Emergency delivering a three week summer School in collaboration with CalArts in Los Angeles around the themes of our international performance project ‘Where is Home?’ Many thanks to our choreographers Vicki Igbokwe ...

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August 13th, 2015

Co-Mission: Preparations Begin

Co-Mission: Preparations Begin

It’s going to be a busy Autumn for State of Emergency as we go into production for another brand new show, ‘Co-Mission’ – a dance project created by renowned choreographer Michael Joseph with an original music score by ...

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June 15th, 2015

California Dreamin’! – State of Emergency’s Los Angeles Summer School

California Dreamin’! – State of Emergency’s Los Angeles Summer School

For the final part of our ‘Where is Home?’ R&D, next week State of Emergency travel to the USA where we are working with CalArts University to deliver their annual Summer School with 30 teenagers from Downtown LA.  Looking forward ...

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June 15th, 2015

R&D Reflections -‘Where is Home?’

R&D Reflections -‘Where is Home?’

The month of April saw State of Emergency notching up the air miles as we returned to South Africa following our January auditions to work with our six selected dancers.  They were more than ready for action and although our visit was ...

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June 15th, 2015

SOE ‘s Artistic Director Speaks at National Dance Conference:

SOE ‘s Artistic Director Speaks at National Dance Conference:

On April 11th SOE ‘s AD Deborah Baddoo shared her perspective on ‘Diverse Pathways into Producing Dance’ at the National Dance Conference organised by  Dance UK which aims to draw up a national manifesto for dance ...

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April 21st, 2015

Strategic Alliance – The Producer’s Cut!

Strategic Alliance – The Producer’s Cut!

This month’s meeting focused on the role of the dance producer – what does a producer do? Do you need one? How do you get one? Do you want to be one? The meeting shared perspectives from three producers – Artistic Director ...

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April 21st, 2015

HIVE:

HIVE:

At Bristol Food Connections, Saturday 2 May 2pm & 3.30pm, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR Dance, costume and storytelling converge in a spectacular new production all about Bees. Will the hive be able to save the Queen? Will there ...

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April 21st, 2015

Artist profile: Steve Marshall

Artist profile: Steve Marshall

As a founding member of Pyramid Arts in 1983 he performed, recorded and wrote with artists from around the world, including Clifford Jarvis (USA), Alan Weekes (UK), Ernest Mothle (South Africa), and Jimmy Scott (Nigeria). These early ...

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April 13th, 2015

Artist Profile: Reuben “Sleepy” White

Artist Profile: Reuben “Sleepy” White

This post continues a series of articles focusing on artists who work with State of Emergency. Reuben “Sleepy” White – “Sleepy” or “Dr. Sleepy” came to the UK from Montserrat in 1960. He ...

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April 1st, 2015

Past Productions: Desert Crossings

Past Productions: Desert Crossings

Desert Crossings was State of Emergency’s first international collaboration. In 2008, SoE’s founders Deborah Baddoo and Steve Marshall travelled to Johannesburg in search of a choreographer to work on a new production. They

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March 30th, 2015

Artist Profile: Steve Marshall

Artist Profile: Steve Marshall

Steve Marshall – as co-founder of Pyramid Arts in 1983 he performed, recorded and wrote with artists from around the world, including Clifford Jarvis (USA), Alan Weekes (UK), Ernest Mothle (South Africa), and Jimmy Scott ...

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March 30th, 2015

Where Is Home? International Collaboration

Where Is Home? International Collaboration

Pictured: Tshediso Kabula; Photo (c) 2015 Daniel Spencer State of Emergency’s forthcoming production digs deep into people’s sense of home and belonging. Across the globe, from the dawn of civilization, migration has been a definitive ...

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March 24th, 2015

Choreographer Profile

Choreographer Profile

Pictured: Vicki Igbokwe; Photo (c) 2015 Daniel Spencer. This post continues a series of articles focusing on artists who work with State of Emergency. Vicki is bringing her charisma and energy to bear on SoE’s international ...

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March 16th, 2015