Welcome to Vocab Dance Company
VOCAB DANCE COMPANY (VDC) was founded in London in 2007 and was created with the vision of fusing African traditional dance with contemporary dance and urban dance forms to distinctly create Afro-pean dance theatre from a feminine perspective. The company is dedicated to the choreography of Artistic Director, Alesandra Seutin.
Since its inception VDC has been gaining recognition by performing nationally and internationally, and is progressively emerging as a strong element within the dance scene.
Renowned for her distinctively theatrical choreographic and movement vocabulary combining physical theatre, innovative scenography, text and dance, Seutin’s repertoire of work is focused on the exploration of subjects, which influence our society, and with this captures her audience in a journey of compelling and outspoken dance theatre.
The company aspires to ensure continuity by strengthening and expanding their national and international community via on-going professional education, development of new audiences, nurturing young talent and presenting strong dance works in a variety of settings.
VDC works with diverse collaborators/artists to create multidisciplinary performances accessible to a wide audience. The choreography is created from the inside out; producing raw and engaging work, driven by the dancer’s energy.
The aim of VDC work is to help audiences see the connection between modern African dance forms and traditional dance through the fusion created when contemporary dance and Urban Dance are added. Seutin wants to develop audiences for both contemporary and African dance; her work sits in an interesting place merging forms to create one vocabulary; it is therefore not what either Western or African audiences might expect but an exciting hybrid.
VDC is supported by East London Dance, ADAD (Association of Dance from the African Diaspora) and Greenwich Dance.