Newsletter January 2014
Love&Sex – National Tour.
It’s all systems go as State of Emergency’s Love&Sex is now on the road and coming to a venue near you! Click here for tour dates and to buy tickets: http://www.stateofemergencyltd.com/tour_calendar.php
Love&Sex is a journey in two parts. Starting with the expectation of a girls’ night out, the action soon descends into a stark and alien world. Choreographer Colin Poole responds to power and gender balances in relationships and the negative impact of social media, TV advertising and easy access to internet pornography. But all the time the human heart beats strong. In the second part of the show choreographer Alesandra Seutin creates a world of love and hope amidst the negative pressures of modern life. The soundtrack, composed by Steve Marshall frames the dance using electronic, ambient, blues, soul and jazz to underscore the clash of two worlds.
This group meets every Tuesday 5pm-7pm usually led by the wonderful Vicki Igbokwe but, as she is busily working in Russia to help create the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, she has left the group in the capable hands of Alesandra Seutin and Ingrid Mckinnon and other excellent guest tutors.
The Re-Position London group had a busy year in 2013 with performances at Greenwich Festival, Cultural Explosion and in Birmingham as the guest entertainment following Nick Clegg’s speech at The Creative Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony. This year they are already booked to perform at Cultural Explosion Festival at Rich Mix in March with a new work choreographed by Alesandra and to create a curtain raiser for SOE’s Love&Sex Tour when it hits The Place Theatre on April 1st.
The group is open to new members and for the amazing weekly fee of only £3, as it is subsidised by SOE. This is a vibrant, uplifting class with brilliant opportunities for skills development and performance. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Strategic Alliance for Black Dance
February 6th 6.30-8.30 at Sadlers Wells sees the first SABD meeting of 2014 with a great agenda! Artists are ‘coming out of the woodwork’ looking for partnerships, support and to share their ideas.
This meeting sees artists Khadijatou Doyneh, Keisha Grant, Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small and a representative from Breakin’ Convention sharing their project ideas and plans and Arts Council England’s Dance Relationship Managers talking about ACE’s funding programmes.
In addition there will be an update about SOE’s Black Dance Archive and progress plans on Joyce Gyimah and Gerrard Martin’s Pioneers Legacy Project. To secure your place please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org