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Workshops

 

Vocab Dance

Germaine Acogny Technique

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Germaine Acogny Technique is the only codified Contemporary African Dance Technique “The body, the timing, the inner and external rhythm. The freedom of the body through discipline - that’s Germaine Acogny’s Technique” The specific teaching of Germaine Acogny is based on her African modern dance technique, a synthesis of traditional dances from West Africa (Sahel and the forest region) and Western contemporary dances. Alesandra Seutin is the first and only UK based dancer to have obtained the diploma in Acogny technique by Germaine Acogny, at the École des Sables, Senegal. There are only 17 people around the world to have this accreditation. Alesandra Seutin adds to it, her essence, power, grounding and infectious energy. She aims to develop dancers presence, fluidity, power, connection with self and others, musicality, dynamics, grace and placement within their own bodies. Germaine Acogny is the first woman in Africa to have started, as early as 1968, to develop a contemporary African dance. She is now regarded as the mother of contemporary African dance. Her technique is absolutely comparable to Western techniques such as Graham or Limon. Alesandra Seutin is available to teach this Contemporary African Dance Technique.

Vocab Dance & Friends 

Intensive

Workshops

VDC & Friends Intensive Workshops are 1 day of intensive dance classes, with a line-up of teachers who will give you a day worth dancing for! A fun, exhilarating and full on day of living motion! You will receive a unique opportunity to dance with artists who have worked with Vocab Dance Company, Akram Khan, Lion King, Bill T. Jones, Germaine Acogny, Rambert, Rafael Bonachela, Ohad Naharin, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Bawren Tavaziva and Beyonce to name a few. 

Dance Afrique | Experimental Flow International Workshop

A two-weeks International Intensive Workshop organised by Alesandra Seutin with Ecole des Sables in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal as the hosts. This workshop aims to connect dancers who work in street dance and club styles, to dance theatre, social and contemporary forms, creating new narratives by embodying dances of the African Diaspora and Africa in Senegal, Africa.