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Speak Volumes by Alesandra Seutin 2021-22

Speak Volumes by NYDC 2020-21 Guest Artistic Director Alesandra Seutin premiered at Sadler’s Wells on 24th July 2021 and then toured nationally in August 2021. 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.


Production Credits 

Alesandra Seutin – Guest Choreographer

Nandi Bhebhe – Assistants to the Choreographer

Jo Leahy- Assistants to the Choreographer

Blue Makwana- Assistants to the Choreographer

Akeim Toussaint Buck- Assistants to the Choreographer

Adam Carrée – Lighting Designer

Ryan Dawson Laight – Costume Designer

Kingsley Hall – Costume Supervisor

Katy Adeney –  Costume Makers

Rosie Whiting – Costume Makers

Kari Levie – Costume Assistant

Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante – Music Producer & Director

Randolph Matthews – Composer & Songwriter

Text Alesandra Seutin and the company

Ben Williams – Film Director

Blair Moore – Film Assistant

Bia Oliveira – Producer

Adam Carrée – Production Manager

Nic Holdridge – Touring Production Manager / Relighter

Mark Webber – Sound Engineer

Megan McArthur – British Sign Language Interpreter

Speak Volumes 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


Excerpt text by Maya Donne, NYDC Company Member 2020/21

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.

Speak Volumes Trailer


Jerwood Dance House, DanceEast, Ipswich – 20th July

Sadler’s Wells, London (premiere performance) – 7th April

AMATA, Falmouth – 18th July

Bold Tendencies, London (Matinee & Evening) – 20th July


The tour included:

5 performances in 4 different venues

3 different towns and cities visited

10 days spent together

56.5 hours of rehearsals and performance

One site specific dance for screen excerpt filmed

A total of 1060 audience members saw Speak Volumes