The British Black Dance Archives project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, aims to capture, record and celebrate the contribution of British Black Dance to the wider dance ecology and to our national, cultural life.
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About us

State of Emergency Productions, a national arts organisation based in Somerset, working in partnership with the National Resource Centre for Dance, Surrey, have received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the British Black Dance Archives project.

This unique partnership, crossing arts and heritage, seeks to collate, preserve, document and make accessible up to ten collections from eminent individuals and organisations from the British Black dance sector who have made a significant impact on dance in Britain.

Get Involved

Alongside the archive, the project will seek to ‘animate the archive’ through an extensive participation programme working with a range of partners and in a range of settings including:
Formal Learning and Participation;
Community Participation;
Dance: Professional and Amateur Dance Engagement.

If you would like to be involved please email:

Coming to:

12 June
Lecture Demonstration for HE Students at The Ivy Studio, University of Surrey

26-28 July
Choreographic Master class for Dance Teachers NRCD Summer School, University of Surrey