Alesandra Seutin

The world is Alesandra’s muse and through her creations she comments on social, political, and economic reality with dance, song, and music. The notion of “getting or taking a place” is central to her work, as is finding your place in major cultural institutions: the spaces that are not obviously ‘yours’. She founded her company Vocab Dance in 2007 and has steadily built its reputation for creating high-quality, artistic performance. Renowned for their distinctively theatrical choreography and blend of movement vocabulary, text and dance, the Company’s work is focused on the exploration of subjects which impact our society, and with this capture their audience in a journey of compelling and outspoken dance theatre. Vocab Dance’s repertoire is diverse with over eleven productions within its catalogue, ranging from solos to ensemble pieces for indoor stages and outdoor settings. Alesandra Seutin’s work has toured across the UK, Europe and internationally and she has received over 20 choreographic commissions including Sadler’s Wells, KVS, Merce Cunningham Company, Wellcome Collection, Channel 4, Phoenix Dance Theatre and National Youth Dance Company. Still herself performing, Seutin has recently returned to the stage as performer, choreographer and movement director for Dear Winnie, an award-winning, multi-disciplinary performance work about the life of Winnie Mandela. Alongside her work with Vocab Dance, Seutin was announced as the Co-Artistic Director of the famed École des Sables in Senegal in 2020. Having trained at the institution herself under Germaine Acogny, Seutin is a worldwide ambassador and teacher of the Acogny technique.

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