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Director – Ben WilliamsArtistic director & choreographer – Alesandra Seutin

Dancers of Ecole des Sables performing in AIR DE TEMPS

Boul Faalé generation screaming for their promised land
We don’t give f..k but we fear God.
Ancestors, where are you?
This next gen needs you.

Dancers of Ecole des Sables performing in AIR DE TEMPS
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AIR DE TEMPS tells of an urgent need to speak out, to delve into lost dreams, to confront your demons and regurgitate your resentment – have a voice. It’s a powerful process of taking action to shed the cloak of failure handed down generation after generation.

This cinematic film is set mostly in Bargny, a coastal town situated in Senegal and is a response to the in-process theatre work ‘Air de Temps’ for the Jant-Bi II company based at École des Sables, Senegal and artistically led by Alesandra Seutin and Wesley Ruzibiza.

Beyond the Camera: Alesandra X Ben

Behind the scenes of AIR DE TEMPS
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Beyond the Camera explores the collaborative process that sits at the heart of the Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage, Motion Picture series.

Go behind the scenes with two-time NYDC Artistic Director & Choreographer Alesandra Seutin and Director Ben Williams, as they tell us about the creative synergy that has brought about the powerful and cinematic film, AIR DE TEMPS.

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Director – Ben Williams
Artistic Director & Choreographer – Alesandra Seutin

Amy Collé Seck
Fatou Niang
Dieynaba Ndoye
Astou Diop
Ousmane Cissé Diané
Latif Arafan Wahab Diedhiou
Birame Faye
Amadou Diop
Cheikh Ibrahim Thiam
Gana Thioune

Spoken Word –
Alesandra Seutin

Text By
Alesandra Seutin
Lisette Ma Neza
Assata Shakur

Producer, Manager –
Gacirah Diagne

Executive Producer –
Bia Oliveira

Director Of Photography – Ben Halford

Steadicam Operator – Matteo Zenini
1st AC – Kieran Coyne
Drone – Moussa Laye Mbengue
Clapper – Karim Camara
Grips – Brasmagik.Location
Sound Operator – Mamadou Fall
Boom – Mamadou Issa Thiam
Composer – Randolph Matthews
Editor – Ben Williams
Colourist – Ben Halford
Costume Design – Alesandra Seutin

Production & Management – Association Kaay Fecc
Coordinator Dancers – Francis S. Gomis
Coordinator Restauration – Abdoulaye Diallo
Coordinator Local Transportation – Pape Abdoulaye Faye,
Coordinator Local Transportation – Mamadou Coumba Diouf
Transport – Senecartours
Catering – Femezon
Video (Behind the Scenes) Mamadou Sandou Diallo/Cinéart
Make up – Aïda Ndiaye/Studio A Makeup
Seamster – Baye Modou & Sidy Sow

Special thanks
Wesley Ruzibiza, Co-Artisitic Director Ecole Des Sables
City of Bargny
Sega Fall, Director, Centre Socio-Culturel De Bargny
Biscuiterie De Médina
Ecole Des Sables