Performances

Thu 13 May to Thu 27 May

Alesandra Seutin Vocab Dance

Inside Head [Interactive dance film]

FREE but booking required

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In this short interactive dance film, choreographer Alesandra Seutin invites us to explore the inner thoughts of a young black man as he reflects on the outside world’s perception of what he represents and the systemic pressures he endures on a daily basis. 

Walk in his shoes by picking his pathway and contemplate what choices he has.

Watch the work from Thu 13 May at 11am (BST) - Thu 27 May, 10pm (BST).

Duration: Approx. 13 mins

Accessibility: The film includes creative captions and audio description that you can turn on or off.

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Inside Head is inspired by the poem Boy Breaking Glass by Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black female poet in the United States to receive a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Inside Head is commissioned by The Place and Wellcome Collection.


How to access

Inside Head will be available to watch online from Thu 13 May , 11am (BST) - Thu 27 May, 10pm (BST).
Once you have booked you will be sent an E-ticket to your registered email address (please check your spam folder), which will contain the web link to access the film online as many times as you like until Thu 27 May, 10pm (BST).

If you do not receive an E-ticket after booking please contact boxoffice@theplace.org.uk


Inside Head Credits

Artistic Direction, Choreographer & Writer - Alesandra Seutin
Film Director - Ben Williams
Composer - Randolph Matthews
Performer - Akeim Toussaint Buck
Costume / Set Design - Jodie-Simone Howe
Website Developer - Mukund Lakshman 
Rehearsal Director - Sadé Alleyne
Choreographer Assistant - Nandi Bhebhe
Audio Describer - Alexa Ledecky
Executive Producer - Grace Okereke
Assistant Producer - Alessandra Calí
Project Coordinator - Sasha Alexandru Bora

Alesandra Seutin is an international performer, choreographer and teacher. She is daughter to South African and Belgian parents and was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. She grew up in Brussels and now lives in London. She trained at Laban and Middlesex University in London, and as a student of Germain Acogny at the École des Sables in Senegal. Alesandra has built a 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.
 Alesandra is the founder of Vocab Dance. 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 and internationally. 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. Alesandra is Guest Artistic Director for the National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) 2020 -2021. The new work she creates for them will tour in the UK.
vocabdance.co.uk

Akeim Toussaint Buck is an interdisciplinary performer and creative born in Jamaica and raised in England. Since graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2014, with a first-class honours Bachelor degree in Performing Arts, Akeim has been involved in multiple cross artform projects with a wide range of artists and communities from around the world. The aesthetic of his work combines skills such as: dance, film, poetry, beat-box, singing and acting. Akeim's work has been supported by organisations across the UK including Yorkshire Dance, Sadlers Wells and Arts Council England.
toussainttomove.com

Times: Thu 13 May, 11am (BST) - Thu 27 May, 10pm (BST)
Duration: 13 mins
Venue: at The Place