As Part of Joie de Vivre, the celebration of the older mover. Fresh out of creating the new work ‘Dare I speak’ for the Company of Elders in London; Alesandra Seutin | Vocab Dance will lead a creative workshop where participants will explore physical expression that is generated from the inside out, learn symbolic gestures and be inspired by visual to create a bigger picture of a world we don’t always witness. For those with dance and choreographic experience.
International performer, choreographer and teacher Alesandra daughter to South African and Belgian parents, was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. She grew up in Brussels and now lives in London. She studied dance in different parts of the world including Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States. She holds a Diploma in dance theatre from Laban and a degree in choreography and performance from Middlesex University in London. Alesandra also further trained at the École des Sables, Senegal and became a student of Germaine Acogny, training directly under Acogny. Alesandra is a worldwide ambassador of the Acogny technique, which she teaches at Ecole des Sables and globally.
Alesandra is a creative being and artistically wears several hats such as:
Movement Director & Dramaturge – working for two plays at Theatre Centre and regularly acts as dramaturge and writer for companies, including Les Mybalés (Á travers l’autre). Alesandra also supports their developments as emerging artists.
Facilitator and Teacher–regularly leading intensive workshops and classes internationally for professional companies, dance organisations and training institutions in Europe and Africa.
Performer – has performed for several noted artists including, Johnathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion, Helge Lentonja, Rosemary Lee, Hugo Glendinnings, Germaine Acogny and Rafael Bonachela, to name a few. Alesandra is currently working on a new work Dear Winnie for JR.CE.SA.R supported by KVS & NNT, which will tour in Holland and Belgium 2019-2020.
Other Credits – appearing in dance films Concrete Flight (dir. Irven Lewis & Alesandra Seutin, 2012), Danser l’espoir (dir. Vali Fugulin, 2016) and IYA TUNDE (dir. Laure Malecot, 2017).
Artistic Director and Choreographer – creating work for Phoenix Dance Theatre, Trinity Laban, 12º North Dance, Middlesex University, State of Emergency and 3rdEDge. Alesandra will be a Guest Artistic Director for the National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) 2020-21. The new work she creates for them will tour in the UK.
About Vocab Dance
Alesandra founded Vocab Dance in 2007 and has progressively built an international reputation for creating thought provoking and visually striking performances for small to large-scale theatres, as well as non-theatre settings. Her creativity is triggered by issues that address and reflect social, political and economic circumstances and with movement, voice and music, she shares stories that induce conversations.
Past company productions include Ceci n’est pas Noire, Temps Mort, Word!, So.We.To, Frusted, Atomic Sun and Kwenda-Kwenda, which have toured around the UK, Holland, Germany, Canada, France, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Brazil, Rwanda and Ivory Coast.
Current works include Giant; an immersive dance meets arts installation duet for black box spaces and gallery spaces and a new group work Boy Breaking Glass, which premiered at Sadler’s Wells, London in October 2018.
Other recent choreographic commissionsfor Alesnadra under Vocab Dance include, and Icon for Studio Wayne McGregor, Boy Breaking Glass for Sadler’s Wells, INA (Light) for Sadler’s Well and Random Acts (Channel 4), Dare I Speak for Company of Elders at Sadler’s We’ll, Lilian Baylis.