Tue 5 Oct

Alesandra Seutin | Vocab Dance

Boy Breaking Glass

£17 / £13 concs

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How does one survive in a system that is not always embracing you? And how can we keep smiling in the midst of darkness?

Re-imagine a society that supports fairness and equality, allowing for the actuality of breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling. Boy Breaking Glass is a dance theatre ensemble piece inspired by the poem of the same name written by Gwendolyn Brooks - the first Black female poet in the United States to receive a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. With a mix of dance and music, this powerful, inspiring and thought-provoking piece features Alesandra Seutin’s signature style of Afro-European dance theatre.

‘…a highly emotional and emphatic work to be remembered.” The Strand Magazine

“Alesandra Seutin’s Boy Breaking Glass brings more heart-lifting moments, thanks to its fantastically... full-bodied dance.” The Guardian

“...a study of frustration and marginalisation for seven dancers that culminates in a full-bodied articulation of communal joy, a burst of bright light and locomotion.” The Stage

Duration: 70 minutes
Age Recommedation: 12+

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How to watch

This is a live performance in The Place theatre. 

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Production Credits
Artistic Director and Choreographer: Alesandra Seutin
Performers and Collaborators: Akeim Toussaint Buck, Isaac Ouro-Gnao, Nosiphiwo Samente, Rose Sall Sao, Sean Graham and Moses Ward
Composer: Randolph Matthews
Rehearsal Directors: Sadé Alleyne & Jo Leahy
Artistic Collaborator: Sophie De Vries
Lighting Designer and Production Manager: Salvatore Scollo
Original Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano
Musicians: Vidal Montgomery, Nicholas Hewlett, Stefano Ancora
Produced By: Uprise Rebel

Funded by Arts Council England Projects Grant and commissioned in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Society with funding from the RPS Drummond Fund. Originally commissioned in 2018 by Sadler’s Wells as part of its 20th anniversary programme, Reckonings.

About Alesandra Seutin

International performer, choreographer and movement director Alesandra Seutin was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, grew up in Brussels and now lives between London and Brussels. Alesandra is a worldwide ambassador of the Germaine Acogny Technique and has recently been appointed co-Artistic Director of International Dance Centre, Ecole des Sables in Senegal. 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.

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Times: 7.30pm
Duration: 70 mins
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Autumn Season 2021

Autumn Season 2021

We're delighted to announce a fantastic programme of live performances as well as opportunities to engage with dance online.