State of Emergency belongs to an international music network. Composition, recording and live music are integral to the company’s work. Pictured L-R: Nick Gilmore, Steve Marshall, Reuben “Sleepy” White, Tempo O’Neil, Spoonface & Rodger Griffiths. Photo ©2015 Irven lewis.
Desert Crossings is a collaboration between State of Emergency and Johannesburg based choreographer, Gregory Maqoma. Here’s a picture taken after a run of performances at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa.
Deborah Baddoo MBE founded State of Emergency with singer Steve Marshall in 1986. Here’s a picture from SoE’s 25th anniversary celebration at Lilian Baylis Studio, London. Photo ©2015 Peter Japal.
Photograph of Alesandra Seutin’s dancing feet taken at the creative day for Where Is Home? Photo ©2015 Daniel Spencer.
Lerato Lipere danced in Desert Crossings, and is returning to dance with State of Emergency for the forthcoming international production, Where Is Home? which asks the questions: Where do you come from? How did you get to this point in your life? Where are you heading? Where is home? Photo ©2015 Daniel Spencer.
State of Emergency’s 2014 production, Love&Sex presented choreography by Colin Poole and Alesandra Seutin and an original soundtrack by Steve Marshall. Pictured: Gerrard Martin & Connor Quill. Photo ©2014 Brian Slater.
State of Emergency’s talent development programme, Re-Position, takes place in London and Bristol and involves training and performance opportunities for aspiring talent. Plans are afoot to expand the programme and to open up in Manchester too. Photo ©2014 Martin Daglish.

State of Emergency is a performance and production company, committed to the creation of high quality work, and to creativity and innovation in the fields of dance and music. As a producer in its own right, and also as an advocate for artists and performers, State of Emergency has established a national and international reputation.

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This extract from Desert Crossings is called “Deity”. A State of Emergency Production, in collaboration with Gregory Maqoma of Vuyani Dance, with original score by Steve Marshall.