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National Youth Dance Company Alesandra Seutin Speak Volumes

A film by Ben Williams, cinematography by Zeta Spyraki

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NYDC Speak Volumes
Speak Volumes is a short dance film. It follows on from the live performance created by the 29 dancers of the National Youth Dance Company in collaboration with Guest Artistic Director Alesandra Seutin. In this iteration the choreography by Alesandra Seutin is re-enacted in a disused school building.
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Speak Volumes is an open floor for the voices of the younger ones of these times, a space for their existence and truth to be heard, acknowledged and experienced lights on. Alesandra Seutin

Enter our private sphere
Dive into our ocean
But surrender your barriers,
Let the waves pass right through you
Swimming through seas of emotional liquid
Now you can too.
Let us shift every cell inside your body
Let our vibrations hold your bones, awaken your mind and
See what you find
We embody the sound of screaming
it’s silent
We say so much,
it’s quiet. Excerpt text by Maya Donne, NYDC Company Member 2020/21

Credits

A film by Ben Williams
NYDC Guest Artistic Director and Choreographer 2020-22 – Alesandra Seutin

Company Dancers – Deborah Asidi, Charlotte Aspin, Ella Atkinson, Jesse Baggett-Lahav, Ashur Cali, Keziah Campbell-Golding, Elvi Christiansen Head, Rory Clarke, Sonny Connor-Bell, Kian Crowley, Karim Dime, Maya Donne, Phoebe Dowglass, Skiye Edmond, Maia Faulkner, Harry Fayers, Willow Fenner, Mia Grote, Maiya Leeke, Mirabelle Haddon, Jasmine Massey, Chiara Moore, Max Mulrenan, Jamaica Payne, Eve Shorten, Katie Smith, Amari Webb-Martin, Ciaran Wood, Genevieve Wright

Director – Ben Williams
Cinematography – Zeta Spyraki
Film Assistant – Blair Moore
Film Sound Design – Randolph Matthews
Costume Design – Ryan Dawson Laight
Assistants to the choreographer – Nandi Bhebhe, Jo Leahy, Blue Makwana, Akeim Toussaint Buck
Audio description – Amanda Wright

Additional Stage Production credits

Lighting Design – Adam Carree
Costume Supervisor – Kingsley Hall
Music Producer & Director – Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante
Composer & Songwriter – Randolph Matthews
Producer – Bia Oliveira
Production Manager – Adam Carree

Text

Thin Ice – Amari Webb Martin (NYDC)
Simon Says – Ashley Davis & Oompa
Trapped – Alesandra Seutin & Company

For Sadler’s Wells Learning & Engagement

Director of Learning & Engagement – Joce Giles
Head of NYDC – Hannah Kirkpatrick
Projects Manager, Learning & Engagement – Elaine Foley, Laura Warner (maternity cover)
NYDC and Learning & Engagement Coordinator – Shakira Holder
NYDC/ Learning & Engagement Intern – Adanna Laurence
Creative Support Artist – Corinne Meredith, Joel Brown
Company Support – Jo Beattie (Head), Isabella Efstathiou, George Frampton, Fern Grimbley, Nicole Nevitt, Claire Niesto Bame, Jack William Parry

NYDC is supported using public funding from Arts Council England and the Department for Education.

Barclays is the Associate Partner of National Youth Dance Company