Seutin to continue at NYDC

Published: 5 October 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Alesandra Seutin, Reckonings Credit: Rick Guest

Alesandra Seutin will continue for a second year as Guest Artistic Director of the National Youth Dance Company for 2021/22, leading the company’s 10th cohort.

Seutin and her team of artists from Vocab Dance worked together with the 2020/21 cohort to present Speak Volumes at DanceEast in Ipswich and Sadler’s Wells. NYDC continued on a UK Tour to Amata, Falmouth and Bold Tendencies, London.

International performer, choreographer and teacher Alesandra Seutin grew up in Brussels and lives in London. She studied dance internationally and continued her training at the École des Sables (Senegal) where she became a student of Germaine Acogny, training directly under Acogny. Seutin is an Artistic Director for École des Sables.

Seutin presented Boy Breaking Glass as part of Sadler’s Wells’ 20th anniversary commission, Reckonings, in October 2018 alongside works from Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Julie Cunningham and Botis Seva. Seutin has also created work for Sadler’s Wells’ resident over-60s performance company, Company of Elders. Seutin’s latest work Dear Winnie for JR.CE.SA.R supported by KVS & NNT will resume its tour in Belgium and will tour internationally in 2022.

NYDC has begun its search for the next intake of young dancers to work with Seutin on the new commission in autumn 2021. NYDC’s free workshops will take place online and in person across England during October 2021 to find the next cohort.