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Production design

Production design for contemporary dance and theatre London, UK (1990 to 2002).

Choreographers: Peter Badejo, Kofi Koko, Francis Angol, Gail Parmel, others.

Companies: Talawa Theatre, Badejo Arts, Ace Dance, others.

Assistant Designer to Peter Minshall, Callaloo Company, Trinidad West Indies (1987 to 2006).

including the Opening Ceremonies Olympic Games in Atlanta and Salt Lake City.

Stage sets for TEDx Port of Spain (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).


Background: screenshot of Emi Ijo, Rooftop, Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, London, UK

Jab Molassi

Little Carib Theatre, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Music: Dominique Le Gendre

Libretto: Caitlyn Kaminga

Director: Patricia Cumper

Musical Director: Ian Shaw

Movement Director: Dave Williams
Set and Costume Designer: Kathryn Chan
Lighting Designer: Benny Gomes
Sound Designer: Robin Foster

Calabash Foundation for the Arts

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Emi Ijo | Heart of Dance


Maureen Salmon, Chair, Badejo Arts
Peter Badejo OBE, Artistic Director, Badejo Arts

Francis Angol, Choreographer

Dr Olu Taiwo, Scripter Writer
Kathryn Chan, Graphic/Costume Designer

: Yves Salmon

Dancers: Andrea Franklin, Karen James, Landing Mane, Rita Natacha Mendes, Sheba Montserrat

: Sam Maitland, Bucarr Ndow Tobias Sturmer, Emmanuel Tagoe

Portfolio ISSUU

Design for Theatre

2014          Jab Molassie, World Premiere, Calabash Foundation for the Arts, Little Carib Theatre, POS, Trinidad
2010          Romanza, Queens Hall, POS, Trinidad

2007          Il Modo d’Amore: The Way of Love, Patrons of Queens Hall, POS, Trinidad

1995           Ti-Jean and His Brothers, for Derek Walcott’s Trinidad Theatre Workshop (Trinidad and St Lucia)

1994-95    Dirty Reality / Dirty Reality Two, for Black Mime Theatre Company, Nottingham, UK

1994           The Lion and The Jewel (Wole Solyinka), for African Players, London, UK

1993           Magnetic North, for West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, UK

1992           Love Space Demands(Ntosake Shange), Talawa Theatre Co., London, UK

Design for Contemporary Dance

2000         Solitude or Sanctuary, for Ace Dance Company / Choreography: Gail Parmel Touring
2000         Emi Jo (Heart of Dance), for Badejo Arts / Choreography: Francis Angol
                          Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Center and Thames River / Albert Dock, Liverpool

1998-99     Pain of Aspirations, for Badejo Arts / Choreography: Francis Angol
                           Purcell Room, South Bank Center and Touring

1996            Evo Revo Clash, for Irie Dance Company, London / Choreography: L’Antoinette Stines

1996            Agbo Iye (Circle of Life), for Badejo Arts / Devised by the Company Touring
                           The Place Theatre, London and Touring

1995            Sisi Agbe Aye (Opening the Gourd of Life), for Badejo Arts / Choreography:

                           Peter Badejo and Koffi Koko, The Place Theatre, London and Touring

1994            Living Circle, for Badejo Arts, Sadlers Wells, London / Choreography: Peter Badejo

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