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What State Of Emergency – Where Is Home?

When Tuesday 9 May 2017

Where Rhoda McGaw Theatre, The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking GU21 6GQ

Dance Woking presents a new series of professional dance companies at Rhoda McGaw Theatre as part of our Happenchance series with Tavaziva Dance, Amina Khayyam Dance & State of Emergency, two further companies will be announced in 2017

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Where is Home?

Where did you come from? How did you get to this point in your life? Where are you heading? 

Where Is Home? is a dance theatre show that explores and investigates themes of global human migration and displacement.

Across the globe, from the dawn of civilization, migration has been a definitive and enduring feature of humanity. All humans in every social formation and society have recent or distant ancestors who trekked, wandered, or journeyed to new locations as a result of cataclysmic crisis or external demands that compelled relocation for survival and success.

Where Is Home? is suitable for 11 years and older

Soweto, late 80s. A young man struggles against the security forces, confronts tribal tensions and deals with the death of his own mother. He falls in love with a girl from the wrong neighbourhood and together they decide to run away from home and everything they have ever known…

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Where Is Home? is a universal tale, inspired by a fable that has been around for over a thousand years. The story reveals the journey of the characters who seek their destinies, their dreams, their ‘treasure’. The journey is necessary for self-discovery, and suggests that people are often seeking far and wide when actually their treasure, their destiny, is ‘right under their noses’.

The show marks State of Emergency’s 30th anniversary as a producer and presents great music and dance from South Africa, mixed with urban culture from London and Los Angeles.




Project Background

Where Is Home? is a dance theatre production, a musical and an international collaboration between artists and organisations from the UK, South Africa and the USA, presenting new music, song and dance, film and spoken word. For further details go to the companies BLOG

The choreographers are Bafana Solomon Matea, Michael Joseph and Dumisani Muntu Ngubane, and the dancers are Akona Florian, Tshediso Kabulu, Tony Banyatsi, Nosiphiwo Samente and Thapelo Kotlolo.

Where Is Home? also includes new composition by English singer and producer, Steve Marshall and Grammy winning South African flautist, Wouter Kellerman. Other musicians and contributors include Ratshepe Makhene (electric bass and vocals), David Klassen (drums and percussion), Michele Montolli (double bass), Ed Hick (drums and percussion), Anthony St. Helene (drums and percussion) and Reuben White (congas).

Costumes are designed by Natacha Lacosse of Acossi Jeans, New York.

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