Deborah Baddoo featured in Somerset Life magazine

Tuesday 22 May 2012

It was great to see our Artistic Director Deborah featured in the Portrait article in Somerset Life magazine this month with a stunning photo to match. The article reads:

After a very successful run last year, Deborah Baddoo’s dance theatre show Desert Crossings will again be touring the UK following its Bristol launch this month. The West Country location is apt, the production having been inspired in part by the landscape of the Jurassic Coast. This is an area familiar to Baddoo, a Taunton resident who exchanged ‘frenetic’ London life for the ‘calm, green spaces’ of Somerset. Deborah Baddoo MBE, was formerly based in London where she lectured and in 1986 established her dance and music production company State of Emergency. For almost two decades she has commissioned and choreographed performances and events and organised training to support black dancers both nationally and internationally.

The cosmopolitan mix of London provided a fertile ground from which to launch the company, however Baddoo admits that the ‘beautiful environment’ of Somerset has allowed her the space to ‘reflect and renew and dive into the next productive phase of my life as a producer.’