Bold dance theatre show puts the spotlight on issues affecting teens

Leading dance company State of Emergency presents hard-hitting new dance theatre show Love&Sex aka Per-Mission at Déda on Friday 24 January at 7pm.

state-of-emergency.jpgThe show, targeted at young people aged 13-25, boldly explores themes of love, sex and consent through dance and music, examining the pressures and comedy of sexual relationships.

Exposing myths and challenging preconceptions, Love&Sex has been created to entertain and inform without judgement.  Sexuality, peer pressure, emotions and the influence of social media are all in the mix in a show which has been developed in partnership with Brook, the UK’s leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25.

The show – a collaboration between State of Emergency and choreographer Colin Poole – tackles the issues affecting young people with tact and sensitivity through distinctive and highly-charged choreography. Colin has twice been nominated for the Jerwood Choreographic Award and was a Place Prize semi-finalist.

State of Emergency is a performance and production company, committed to creativity and innovation in the fields of dance and music. As a producer in its own right, and also as an advocate for artists and performers, State of Emergency has established a national and international reputation. Artistic Director Deborah Baddoo is a performer and choreographer in her own right in the fields of jazz and African contemporary dance. Throughout her varied career she has pursued a passionate, long-term vision to support the development of Black dance and choreography nationally and internationally, and in 2010 she was awarded an MBE for services to British dance.

State of Emergency present Love&Sex aka Per-Mission at Déda on Friday 24 January at 7pm. Tickets are £10 (£8 concession) and a limited number of £5 tickets are available for school, student and youth groups. Tickets can be booked by visiting or calling the Box Office on 01332 370911.


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Listings Information

Friday 24 January 7pm

Love&Sex aka Per-Mission

Presented by State of Emergency


Tickets: £10 (£8 concession)

£5 for school, student and youth groups


Déda, Chapel Street, Derby, DE1 3GU

Box Office:    01332 370911




Déda (formerly known as Derby Dance) is a unique venue located in Derby city centre offering a dance-focussed arts programme. The building houses two performance spaces, two professionally equipped dance studios, conferencing facilities and the CUBE café|bar.

With a class curriculum of almost 50 classes a week and an extensive community development programme Déda is one of the key cultural organisations in the city.

Déda receives funding from Arts Council England and Derby City Council.


About Arts Council England

The Arts Council champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2011 and 2015, we will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.