INA: A film in partnership with Channel 4 Random Acts

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Sadler’s Wells has partnered with Random Acts to create original films from three distinctive artists, to coincide with our new commissions for the Reckonings stage production.

Reflecting a variety of dance styles from post-modern dance to contemporary African and hip-hop theatre, the films are informed by themes such as race representation, gender and identity.

In director Aneil Karia and choreographer Alesandra Seutin’s raw and charged film INA (LIGHT) two dancers struggle through the fear-drenched darkness of oppression and the feverish chaos associated with it. Only having battled with this do they get their first glimpse of the light - and the freedom and serenity that comes with it. Aneil Karia directed commercials and music videos before making his three short films including BEAT - which screened at over 50 festivals worldwide - and WORK (nominated for the BIFA and BAFTA 2018). Alesandra Seutin’s compelling and outspoken style of dance theatre fuses urban dance languages with African styles to explore contemporary issues. Her work has been performed across the UK and internationally at major venues such as Sadler’s Wells and The Place.

Commissioned for Sadler's Wells' 20th anniversary, Reckonings premiered here in October 2018.


Produced by Artemisia in association with Sadler’s Wells and Little Dot Studios for Channel 4
Commissioning Editor – Catherine Bray
Production Executive – Fiona Lamptey
Executive Producers for Sadler’s Wells – Abigail Desch and Alistair Spalding
Series Producer – Anne Beresford

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