Free

Premiere of Alesandra Seutin's ‘Inside Head’

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  • Screening
  • Speech-to-text
  • Audio described
Photograph of a laptop on a stool, in front of a houseplant and colourful folded blanket. A film still appears on the laptop is of a man in a dark space, lit with a single blue light from directly above his head, casting much of his face into shadow. He is only visible from the chest up. He is wearing a green shirt, a light red t-shirt and a chain necklace. Both his arms are raise with both his index fingers pointing to his forehead, just above his eyebrows. There is a red phone icon in the top lefthand corner of the screen, along with other video call icons 'People' and 'Chat'.
Premiere of Alesandra Seutin's 'Inside Head'. Photo: Kathleen Arundell. Film still on laptop screen: © Ben Williams.

What you’ll do

Join this screening and conversation about Alesandra Seutin’s new dance film ‘Inside Head’.

In this short interactive 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. 

After a prerecorded introduction by Alesandra, you will watch the premiere screening followed by a Q&A with dancer Akeim Toussaint Buck, who plays the lead role. This will be facilitated by Alain ‘Fusion’ Clapham.

You will be able to submit questions during the event using the Q&A function. Your microphone and camera will be switched off for the whole session.

This event will be hosted through the videoconferencing platform BlueJeans. After booking a ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with joining instructions.

In partnership with

Photograph of Alain ‘Fusion’ Clapham

Alain ‘Fusion’ Clapham

Facilitator
@BMTstories
alainclapham.co.uk

Alain is an experienced educator, creative producer and a lead facilitator for YouTube. He empowers thousands of young people to better navigate the digital landscape – while also helping award-winning CEOs discover their own stories of transformation. Alain is founder of @BMTstories – an immersive live and online experience celebrating the “awesome everyday” stories of black men and women. 

Photograph of Alesandra Seutin

Alesandra Seutin

Artist
vocabdance.co.uk

International performer, choreographer and teacher Alesandra 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. She is the founder of Vocab Dance. Current works include ‘Giant’ and ‘Boy Breaking Glass’. Alesandra is a Guest Artistic Director for the National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) 2020–21.

Photograph of Akeim Toussaint Buck

Akeim Toussaint Buck

Speaker
toussainttomove.com

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 bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts, Akeim has been involved in multiple cross-art-form 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, beatbox, singing and acting. Akeim’s work has been supported by organisations across the UK including Yorkshire Dance, Sadler’s Wells and Arts Council England.

Photograph of The Place

The Place

Partner
theplace.org.uk

Located in the heart of London, The Place is a creative powerhouse for dance development that is leading the way in dance training, creation and performance. It is uniquely placed to enhance the sector’s ability to support independent dance artists. It provides the space and conditions they need to take the creative risks that keep the art form alive, and help them attain greater profile and integration within the UK and European dance communities. 

Dates

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Need to know

Guaranteed (online)

Booking a ticket guarantees you entry to the online event. You will be given joining instructions in your confirmation email. If you have any access requests or requirements, for example a transcript of the event, email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

Speech-to-text

This event will have live speech-to-text transcription which may be useful for people who are D/deaf, hard of hearing, deafened or neurodiverse. The text will be embedded in the event video window and ticketholders will also receive a link to open subtitles in a separate window.

Audio described

The host and speakers will describe themselves and key visual elements they refer to, which may be useful for blind, partially sighted and neurodiverse attendees. There will not be a separate audio description track.

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