Newsletter October 2014

Friday 3 October 2014

SOE collaborates with Afrovibes

SOE were approached by Afrovibes to collaborate on aspects of its renowned Festival of both African dance and theatre.

We are delighted to be running a day of discussion and masterclasses under our Strategic Alliance at the Jerwood Space. Workshops will be delivered by festival artist Nelisiwe Xaba followed by a unique opportunity for both the South African and UK choreographers, Alesandra Seutin, Jamelia Johnson-Jones and will be discussing their approach to making work using themes of politics, identity, sexuality and gender.

The event is FREE and masterclass places will be delivered on a first come, first served basis. Workshops are 11-1 and 2-4Pm All are welcome to the Choreographic discussion 4-5.30pm. For more details visit 

To book your masterclass place email

Welcome to Home!

Home is State of Emergency's forthcoming international project. We are in R&D mode over the next nine months, working in the UK, South Africa and in Los Angeles in collaboration with CalArts, with whom we will be delivering a Summer School with young people exploring themes of the work. UK Choreographers Vicki Igbokwe and Alesandra Seutin will be working with South African choreographer Nyaniso Ndedze and our music force Steve Marshall will be collaborating with South African award winning composer Wouter Kellerman to create a unique soundtrack to the work.

Strategic Alliance Update

SOE are still buzzing from the action packed, stimulating Strategic Alliance meeting that took place in September. Artists talked about their work, their career journey, creativity and survival. Choreographer Sean Graham made a presentation and lead in a stimulating debate on the controversial show 'Exhibit B' that was cancelled at The Barbican theatre following huge protest. The next SABD meeting is taking place on 11th December. Venue will be announced soon. Anyone wishing to contribute to the meeting, sharing their work, forthcoming projects, or want to lead a discussion around any topic that would be of interest to the group, please let SOE know on