UK, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
‘One of the UK’s most challengingly theatrical choreographer-directors’ The Observer
Charlotte Vincent formed Vincent Dance Theatre (VDT) in 1994 and has directed all the company’s work to date. Full-length productions include Motherland (2012), If We Go On (2009), Broken Chords (2005), Punch Drunk (2004) and Drop Dead Gorgeous (2001). Shorter works include Look At Me Now Mummy (2008), Test Run (for Dance Umbrella, 2006) and Fairy Tale (children’s show, 2006). Other works include: On The House (live/video installation, 2000), Shifting Intimacies (interactive video/sound installation, 2006), Glasshouse (16mm film, 1998) and Body:Ink (publication,1998). Charlotte performed with VDT until 2002, and has designed the company’s work since 2005.
In 2012 Charlotte was commissioned by The Quay Brothers to make a new work with Phoenix Dance Theatre as part of Overworlds & Underworlds for the Artists Taking the Lead, Olympic project. Other commissions include ICA/Capture4, Year of Photography and the Electronic Image, Brighton Dome, Junction Cambridge, Corn Exchange Newbury, The Place London, Bristol Arnolfini, Tron Glasgow, Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham, The Point Eastleigh, Tramway Glasgow, Green Room Manchester, Sheffield Theatres, Hall for Cornwall, Leeds Metropolitan University, Basement Brighton, Nightingale Theatre Brighton, Montclair State University New Jersey, University of Brighton, Site Gallery, Yorkshire Dance, Dance Exchange Birmingham, Swindon Dance and Danceworks Sheffield.
Charlotte has also choreographed work for x-IDA Dance Company (Austria), Senza Tempo (Spain), Teeside Dance Initiative (UK), Taipei Crossover Dance (Taiwan), Welsh Independent Dance (UK), Anjali Dance Company with TC Howard (UK), Theater Der Welt Festival (Germany), Gravity and Levity (UK), Bare Bones (UK) and Cloudgate 2 (Taiwan).
Charlotte teaches extensively at higher education and professional level in universities, colleges, venues and dance agencies across the UK and abroad. She spent many years initiating projects in community settings with young offenders, long-term unemployed, women, people with disabilities and people with learning difficulties as well as choreographing projects with young people across the UK. She regularly mentors emerging artists in the UK as well nurturing younger practitioners who join VDT as performers.
Charlotte initiates and leads all VDT’s research projects and is committed to investigating ‘choreography’ in the widest sense of the world in the contemporary context. She is committed to raising the profile of female-led arts practice through curating, writing, lecturing and critical debate and co-hosts The Table with Dr Claire MacDonald, a network for established female practitioners working across disciplines to share experience, politics and food. Charlotte is half of a performance double act, V&A Artefacts, with anarchic dance Professor Liz Aggiss investigating form, writing in dance and the aging female performer. In 2012 Charlotte curated Juncture (link - http://www.vincentdt.com/projects/juncture/index.html), four weeks of experimental performance and practice at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds.
In 2010 and 2012 Vincent was invited by Arts Council England to produce and facilitate a series of Northern Area Dance Network Meetings. She is an active member of the Artistic Advisory Steering Group at Yorkshire Dance and completed a Clore Leadership Short Course (2010) and the Clore Programme for CEO/Artistic Directors (2011) and Clore Brave Conversations intensive in 2013. Charlotte is resident artist at South East Dance. VDT is Associate Company at Brighton Dome. VDT and Yorkshire Dance are Artistic Partners. VDT is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England. She lives in Brighton.