“Charlotte Vincent’s witty study of what it means to be a 21st-century guy” 4**** The Guardian
Under the artistic leadership of choreographer/director Charlotte Vincent, Vincent Dance Theatre has acquired a reputation for inventive, contemporary takes on gender and identity. Its exceptionally powerful production Virgin Territory, performed live in Paris and London 2016 and currently touring theatres and galleries as a full-length film installation, examined the growing impact of our over-sexualised culture on young women and girls, earning the company two Nominations in the upcoming 2017 National Dance Awards for Best Independent Company and Outstanding Female Performance (Modern) for VDT’s Antonia Grove.
In some ways, VDT’s critically acclaimed Shut Down – the company’s first live work to tour the UK for four years – is a companion piece to Virgin Territory, exploring the post-feminist era from a male perspective. Working with an all-male cast (four mature professionals and three teenage newcomers), Vincent has delved into modern-day masculinity to explore the pressures, contradictions and confusions of being a man. The result is a tightly-knit, witty and at times challenging work in which visceral physicality, words and slogans, theatrical image, hip-hop, rap and spoken word come together in a hard-hitting examination of gender roles and behaviour.
Vincent Dance Theatre is reprising Shut Down for a tour in March 2019.
“Charlotte Vincent’s new work transmits powerful messages and poses challenging questions” DanceTabs
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