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With support from DLUHC and Near Neighbours, we are pursuing a unique vision to deliver performances and educational workshops and to stimulate discussion in both the physical and 'virtual' worlds.The project celebrates the massive contribution that the Windrush generation and their descendants have made to British society and involves true legends of Caribbean and jazz music and dance. Photo of Alan Weekes by Richard Budd.



This unique and pioneering project focuses on the heritage of dance of the African Diaspora in the UK from 1950 to the present and fulfills an ongoing need for a current, coherent archive of Black dance.


Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, in partnership with the University of Bedford and the Black Cultural Archive.


Photo: Kokuma Dance Theatre




Alongside performances of State of Emergency's dance theatre production, Where is Home?, we are offering a comprehensive range of educational work, including workshops and residencies. The themes of Where is Home? are migration, home and diaspora, identity, belonging and self worth.

Summer School photo by Daniel Spencer.