Giant is a riveting dance performance by international performer, choreographer and teacher Alesandra Seutin. Text, video installation (by Laura Nsengiyumva), music and audience participation are moulded into one whole. Performer FayB’s powerful artistic talent and Alessandra’s attention to nuance make Giant a moving, disorienting, and ultimately scathing dance-performance based on her journey through Rwanda in a time of crisis. Her choreography reminds us that this is a story in which each of us, consciously or subconsciously, plays a role.
After the performance on the 28th of February, Dorrie Wilson, author of Book of Dreams and one of Brussels’ most critical voices, enters into discussion with Alesandra. Dorrie digs for the reason why Alesandra felt compelled to make Giant after a visit to Rwanda, and asks her how it feels to create work as an Afro-European choreographer that goes against the stereotypes that follow and surround ‘African’ creators.