Professional Class: Alesandra Seutin
Alesandra Seutin/Vocab Dance Company embraces the idea that individuals have the power to live in the movement and to express themselves boldly. Renowned for her distinctive hybrid movement language, the dancers will be grounded, will focus on musicality and fluidity of the limbs and spine.
Alesandra's class is fun, physical, dynamic and will encourage dancers to use all senses, emotions and expressions to the sounds of the live musician. Be prepared to dance, vocalise and live in motion.
12–16 March 2018
No need to book, just show up
International performer, choreographer, teacher Alesandra Seutin was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, grew up in Brussels and now lives between London and Antwerp. She studied dance in different parts of the world including Europe, Africa and the United States. She holds a Diploma in dance theatre from Laban in London and a degree in choreography and performance of the Middlesex University. Alesandra Seutin also further trained at the École des Sables of Germaine Acogny (Senegal), where she has also worked with choreographers David Zambrano, Nora Chipaumire, the late Pierre Dousaint, Flora Thefaine, Pedro Pauwels, Gabriel Smeets, Patrick Acogny and Rui Moreira.
Alesandra has been running Vocab Dance (VD) since 2007. She combines African traditional dance with contemporary dance and Hip Hop to create distinctly Afro-European dance theatre. Few other British artists are working to explore what African dance can become when fused with other dance forms to explore contemporary issues.
In addition to the body of work she has build for Alesandra Seutin I Vocab Dance Company since it’s inception in 2007, she has created work for Phoenix Dance Theatre, 12º North Dance and most recently State of Emergency’s 2014 tour as an independent choreographer. She has also acted as Movement Director for two plays at Theatre Centre.
Her work has been performed in the UK, Europe, Asia, Canada, USA and Africa.
In 2011, Alesandra was selected by Germaine Acogny (‘mother of African contemporary dance’), to be part of the transmission of her technique. Alesandra is now the only UK dance artist to be a certified Germaine Acogny teacher and ambassador. Alesandra was awarded as a Trailblazers Champion by One Dance UK DAD for her continuous contribution as an artist of the African Diaspora in the UK, bridging the gap between African and Contemporary dance.
Alesandra Seutin is currently touring her solo 'Ceci n'est pas Noire' (This is Not Black) and planning her next group production.