Boy Breaking Glass

Alesandra Seutin / Vocab Dance
Thu 11.11.2021 and Fri 12.11.2021
  • 11.11.2021
    20:00 - 21:15
    KVS, Brussels
  • 12.11.2021
    20:00 - 21:15
    KVS, Brussels

With a mix of live dance and music, the work features Alesandra Seutin’s signature style of Afro-European Dance Theatre. Expect a vigorous, powerful, thought-provoking and inspiring show. 

How does one survive in a system that is not always embracing you? And how can we keep smiling in the midst of darkness?

Re-imagine a society that supports fairness and equality, allowing for the actuality of breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling. Let Alesandra Seutin | Vocab Dance take you on that journey. With dynamic and commanding movement coupled with spell bounding rhythms, Boy Breaking Glass is a dance theatre ensemble piece inspired by the poem of the same name written by Gwendolyn Brooks -the first Black female poet in the United States to receive a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

After reading the poem ‘Boy Breaking Glass’ by Gwendolyn Brooks, I started reflecting on the ‘Boy’ and wondered why he was breaking glass?

Alesandra Seutin


CHOREOGRAFIE & REGIE / CHORÉGRAPHIE & MISE EN SCÈNE / CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION Alesandra Seutin COMPONIST / COMPOSITEUR / COMPOSER Randolph Matthews REHEARSAL DIRECTOR Sadé Alleyne PERFORMERS Akeim Toussaint Buck, Isaac Ouro-Gnao, Nosiphiwo Samente, Rose Sall Sao, Moses Ward, Sean Graham LICHTONTWERP & PRODUCTIELEIDING / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRES & RESPONSABLE PRODUCTION / LIGHTING DESIGN & PRODUCTION MANAGER Salvatore Scollo SCENOGRAFIE / SCÉNOGRAPHIE / SCENOGRAPHY Ryan Laight LICHT UITVOERING / EXÉCUTION LUMIÈRES / LIGHTING EXECUTION Michael Morgan SOUND ENGINEER Diederik De Cock GELUIDSREGIE / RÉGIE SON / SOUND ENGINEER Andres Pascua Montejo KOSTUUMS/ COSTUMES Kimie Nakano OORSPRONKELIJK IN OPDRACHT VAN / COMMISSIONÉE À L’ORIGINE PAR / ORIGINALLY COMMISSIONED BY Sadler’s Wells As Part Of Its 20th Anniversary Programme Reckonings PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Uprise Rebel Supported by Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grant and commissioned in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Society with funding from the RPS Drummond Fund. Originally Commissioned In 2018 By Sadler’s Wells as Part of Its 20th Anniversary Programme, Reckonings