Latest review for Alesandra Seutin’s latest group work ‘Article 1’ for the North West dance company 12 Degrees North.
Reviewer Fiona James wrote:
“The dance company is new, fresh faced and exciting with an abundance of talent and passion that shines through each incredible movement, leaving you awash with emotion.
The show was in three stages. The first, choreographed by Alesandra Seutin, was described in our programme as an Afro-pean dance theatre. As the house lights went down in the beautiful Grand Theatre, spot lights shone on a woman who sang what can be described as a tribal chant, wailing and sad. This was followed by a man listening to a scrambled radio broadcast. My mind raced straight away as it evoked memories of stories of war-torn Africa and the genocide in Rwanda. Sure enough, the piece echoed with cries of war, of struggling to live a life by tradition but being oppressed by the struggle for power. Aptly named Article 1, in reference to the convention of human rights, which states that all humans should be free and equal in dignity and rights, Seutin impressively fused traditional African dance with contemporary forms to express a heart aching reality of a life dictated by greed.