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Vincent Dance Theatre

Vincent Dance Theatre, based in Sheffield, tours high quality dance theatre regionally, nationally and internationally. Our investment supports the core operation, enabling the company to consolidate its relationships with key venues and to sustain and develop its educational resource information.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £260,000
  • 2013-2014: £266,240
  • 2014-2015: £273,162

Video feed

Motherland 2014 Brighton Rehearsal warm up

See what our VDT cast get up to during a Motherland warm up at our Brighton Rehearsals in 2014.

Charlotte Vincent's presentation from the Dance UK National Choreographer's Conference 2013

Charlotte Vincent's presentation from the Dance UK National Choreographer's Conference 2013

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Motherland Promoter Version

Winding its way through airbrushed beauty, boob jobs and Botox, victim blaming, slut shaming, the might of motherhood and the challenge of childlessness, Motherland is an uncompromising, funny and moving show about having it all. In Motherland, Vincent Dance Theatre's brilliant, multi-talented ensemble of men, women and children take a look at the gender they were born into and the price they are paying for it. Spurred on by Simone de Beauvoir, Caitlin Moran and the Spice Girls, Vincent goes into battle with the big boys, arguing against a narrow, over-sexualized definition of femininity to ask what it is that we really, really want. Blending dance, text and live music in a series of constantly shifting vignettes, Motherland is a call to arms: one that sticks two fingers up at the shallow hypocrisies and inequalities of our time and asks 'what do we hope for now?' Visit the Motherland website www.motherland.org.uk for more information on the show, including videos, photos, audience reactions and press reviews. Film by Joseph Murray

Motherland Trailer

Winding its way through airbrushed beauty, boob jobs and Botox, victim blaming, slut shaming, the might of motherhood and the challenge of childlessness, Motherland is an uncompromising, funny and moving show about having it all. In Motherland, Vincent Dance Theatre's brilliant, multi-talented ensemble of men, women and children take a look at the gender they were born into and the price they are paying for it. Spurred on by Simone de Beauvoir, Caitlin Moran and the Spice Girls, Vincent goes into battle with the big boys, arguing against a narrow, over-sexualized definition of femininity to ask what it is that we really, really want. Uncompromising yet utterly accessible, Motherland has a broad appeal for both sexes through its potent blend of theatre and dance. Motherland is a call to arms: one that sticks two fingers up at the shallow hypocrisies and inequalities of our time and asks 'what do we hope for now?' 'Admirably uncompromising' The Times 'Delivers moments of extraordinary intimacy reminiscent of the late Pina Bausch' The Guardian Visit the Motherland website www.motherland.org.uk for more information on the show, including videos, photos, audience reactions and press reviews. Film by Joseph Murray

Stairway to the Stars by The Grace Performance

A pre-show curtain raiser ' Stairway to the Stars' performed by The Grace Performance Group at DanceXchange in Birmingham in October 2012, just before the Motherland performance. Commissioned by DanceXchange as part of Vincent Dance Theatre's Motherland 2012 tour, The Grace Performance Group worked with Charlotte Vincent and members of the Motherland cast to devise and perform the piece.

Juncture 2012_Documentary by Andy Wood.mov

Launched by Charlotte Vincent and Yorkshire Dance in March 2012, Juncture is an initiative, designed to bring new work, professional development, critical debate and innovative performance practice to Yorkshire. Juncture was conceived by Charlotte Vincent in collaboration with Yorkshire Dance, and the inaugural programme was curated by Charlotte in March 2012: four weeks of residencies, performances, workshops, a symposium and critical debates, programmed with an emphasis on female-led work and experimental, cross-disciplinary practice. Artists involved in Juncture included: Claire MacDonald, Liz Aggiss, Wendy Houstoun, Eddie Ladd, The Two Wrongies, New Art Club, Antonia Grove and long term VDT collaborator and performer Aurora Lubos.

Traces of Her

Devised and Performed by Charlotte Vincent and Claire Macdonald. With original text by Russell Hoban and original video footage from Impact Theatre Co-operative's Carrier Frequency. Traces of Her was filmed and performed as part of Juncture 2012 at Yorkshire Dance, curated by Charlotte Vincent. Soundtrack Graeme Miller and Steve Shill from the original soundtrack of Carrier Frequency Text Russell Hoban and Rainer Maria Rilke Video Andy Wood With thanks to Impact Theatre Cooperative Funded by Vincent Dance Theatre through Arts Council England National Portfolio funding

Overworlds and Underworlds, Leeds 2012

Over three days in May 2012 the city of Leeds became the canvas for a remarkable multi-location event curated by internationally acclaimed artist-filmmakers The Quay Brothers. Overworlds & Underworlds was created by The Quays with composer Gavin Bryars and choreographers Gary Clarke, Douglas Thorpe, Daniel De Andrade (Northern Ballet Theatre), Rachel Krische and VDT's Artistic Director Charlotte Vincent. Charlotte made a new work with Phoenix Dance Theatre especially for this event, seen in this video.

Blurred Vision.m4v

"We have made something to show you, but we are not sure how much it is worth... so we are going to give you your money back" Thus begins the latest work, made in just four days in residence at Yorkshire Dance Leeds, by V&A Artefacts (Charlotte Vincent and Liz Aggiss). Set to a repeated soundtrack of the Dance of the Knights by Sergei Prokofiev, Blurred Vision is an exploration of nothing. No thing. Nothing at all. Nada. Rien. Niente. Nicht. A cocky, clever couple, concerned with comprehensible context, conceptual clarity and the simple execution of complex content, Blurred Vision finds Vincent and Aggiss exploring the void, searching for something - anything - that can shed light on the questions 'What on earth are we doing here?', 'Why are we doing this?', 'Would you pay good money to see this?' and, perhaps most importantly, 'when will it all end?'

Still Alive by Aurora Lubos.mp4

Still Alive is a live installation and performance, created by Vincent Dance Theatre's regular collaborator and performer Aurora Lubos. Still Alive is an intimate, simple portrait of a performer and mother. Five rooms, filled with objects and thoughts relating to childhood, motherhood, nature and the female psyche. Capturing authentic, striking glimpses into the life of a woman whose body and face carries a certain tiredness, Still Alive is a moving portrait of a mind slipping out of time. Viewing Aurora one person at a time, for around 5 minutes per person, this is an intimate and moving meeting point between performer and viewer, a game between what is alive what is dead, what moves and what is still, between what has a voice and what is silent... The UK premiere of Still Alive took place in March 2012, at Yorkshire Dance Leeds, as part of Juncture. Filmed by Andy Wood at Juncture 2012.

Motherland R&D Week 4 - video A

VDT undertaking research and development The Point in Eastleigh, Hampshire during July 2011, to develop initial ideas for a new middle scale production for 2012 provisionally titled 'Motherland'. The work looks at the myth of having it all. Charlotte Vincent, VDT's Artistic Director, invited a fantastic group of artists to join in this creative process: Janusz Orlik, Aurora Lubos, Rob Clarke, Greig Cooke, Liz Aggiss, Jo Shapland, Fernanda Prata, Luisa Lazzaro, Kip Johnson, Claudia Molitor, Scott Smith, Toby Park, Dom Martin, Ruth and Leah Ben Tovim and Wendy Houstoun. Motherland aims to be an inter-generational work involving children, young people, mid-career and mature performers. The work will be devised through a series of interventions, critical debates and residencies in venues across the UK and is commissioned by The Dome Brighton, Yorkshire Dance, South East Dance, Newbury Corn Exchange, Peak Performances at Montclair State University and The Point in Eastleigh.

Motherland R&D Week 3 - Video A

VDT undertaking research and development The Point in Eastleigh, Hampshire during July 2011, to develop initial ideas for a new middle scale production for 2012 provisionally titled 'Motherland'. The work looks at the myth of having it all. Charlotte Vincent, VDT's Artistic Director, invited a fantastic group of artists to join in this creative process: Janusz Orlik, Aurora Lubos, Rob Clarke, Greig Cooke, Liz Aggiss, Jo Shapland, Fernanda Prata, Luisa Lazzaro, Kip Johnson, Claudia Molitor, Scott Smith, Toby Park, Dom Martin, Ruth and Leah Ben Tovim and Wendy Houstoun. Motherland aims to be an inter-generational work involving children, young people, mid-career and mature performers. The work will be devised through a series of interventions, critical debates and residencies in venues across the UK and is commissioned by The Dome Brighton, Yorkshire Dance, South East Dance, Newbury Corn Exchange, Peak Performances at Montclair State University and The Point in Eastleigh.

Motherland R&D Week 2 - Video A

VDT undertaking research and development The Point in Eastleigh, Hampshire during July 2011, to develop initial ideas for a new middle scale production for 2012 provisionally titled 'Motherland'. The work looks at the myth of having it all. Charlotte Vincent, VDT's Artistic Director, invited a fantastic group of artists to join in this creative process: Janusz Orlik, Aurora Lubos, Rob Clarke, Greig Cooke, Liz Aggiss, Jo Shapland, Fernanda Prata, Luisa Lazzaro, Kip Johnson, Claudia Molitor, Scott Smith, Toby Park, Dom Martin, Ruth and Leah Ben Tovim and Wendy Houstoun. Motherland aims to be an inter-generational work involving children, young people, mid-career and mature performers. The work will be devised through a series of interventions, critical debates and residencies in venues across the UK and is commissioned by The Dome Brighton, Yorkshire Dance, South East Dance, Newbury Corn Exchange, Peak Performances at Montclair State University and The Point in Eastleigh.

Motherland R&D Week 1 - Video A

VDT undertaking research and development The Point in Eastleigh, Hampshire during July 2011, to develop initial ideas for a new middle scale production for 2012 provisionally titled 'Motherland'. The work looks at the myth of having it all. Charlotte Vincent, VDT's Artistic Director, invited a fantastic group of artists to join in this creative process: Janusz Orlik, Aurora Lubos, Rob Clark, Greig Cooke, Liz Aggiss, Jo Shapland, Fernanda Prata, Luisa Lazzaro, Kip Johnson, Claudia Molitor, Scott Smith, Toby Park, Dom Martin, Ruth and Leah Ben Tovim and Wendy Houstoun. Motherland aims to be an inter-generational work involving children, young people, mid-career and mature performers. The work will be devised through a series of interventions, critical debates and residencies in venues across the UK and is commissioned by The Dome Brighton, Yorkshire Dance, South East Dance, Newbury Corn Exchange, Peak Performances at Montclair State University and The Point in Eastleigh.

Motherland R&D Week 3 - Video B

VDT undertaking research and development The Point in Eastleigh, Hampshire during July 2011, to develop initial ideas for a new middle scale production for 2012 provisionally titled 'Motherland'. The work looks at the myth of having it all. Charlotte Vincent, VDT's Artistic Director, invited a fantastic group of artists to join in this creative process: Janusz Orlik, Aurora Lubos, Rob Clark, Greig Cooke, Liz Aggiss, Jo Shapland, Fernanda Prata, Luisa Lazzaro, Kip Johnson, Claudia Molitor, Scott Smith, Toby Park, Dom Martin, Ruth and Leah Ben Tovim and Wendy Houstoun. Motherland aims to be an inter-generational work involving children, young people, mid-career and mature performers. The work will be devised through a series of interventions, critical debates and residencies in venues across the UK and is commissioned by The Dome Brighton, Yorkshire Dance, South East Dance, Newbury Corn Exchange, Peak Performances at Montclair State University and The Point in Eastleigh.

Motherland R&D Week 2 - Video B

VDT undertaking research and development The Point in Eastleigh, Hampshire during July 2011, to develop initial ideas for a new middle scale production for 2012 provisionally titled 'Motherland'. The work looks at the myth of having it all. Charlotte Vincent, VDT's Artistic Director, invited a fantastic group of artists to join in this creative process: Janusz Orlik, Aurora Lubos, Rob Clark, Greig Cooke, Liz Aggiss, Jo Shapland, Fernanda Prata, Luisa Lazzaro, Kip Johnson, Claudia Molitor, Scott Smith, Toby Park, Dom Martin, Ruth and Leah Ben Tovim and Wendy Houstoun. Motherland aims to be an inter-generational work involving children, young people, mid-career and mature performers. The work will be devised through a series of interventions, critical debates and residencies in venues across the UK and is commissioned by The Dome Brighton, Yorkshire Dance, South East Dance, Newbury Corn Exchange, Peak Performances at Montclair State University and The Point in Eastleigh.

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