Dance for Life

In 1991 State of Emergency raised its first grant from Arts Council England with a Commission for New Composition, combined with a study of African, Jazz, Caribbean and African Contemporary dance. The Commission was awarded to renowned U.S. drummer Clifford Jarvis, and the music was composed and arranged by original Jazz Warrior, Alan Weekes (Guitar) and Steve Marshall (Vocals & Piano). Choreography was by Deborah Baddoo and Ellen Miller. Other contributors included Michael 'Bammi' Rose (Sax), Ernest Mothle (Bass), Patrick Cameron (Congas), Ike Leo (Bass), Colin Graham (Trumpet), Mamadi Kamara (Percussion), Kevin Hayes (Percussion) and Trevor Watkiss (Piano). Dancers included Suzette Roca, Winston Grant, Steve Stevens and Lorna Anderson. Film by Steve Marshall.

Dance for Life

Dance for Life