Shut Down



Bro. Hipster. Lumbersexual. Wreckhead. Nerd. Player. Social Justice Warrior. Rude Boy. Absent Father.

Where are the positive role models for young men?

Charlotte Vincent joins forces with Audio Active, a ground-breaking music organisation working with young people, technology and contemporary urban culture, to premiere VDT’s first ever all-male production. Longstanding VDT collaborators Robert Clark and Janusz Orlik unite with newcomers Jack Sergison, Jake Evans and 14 year old Marcus Faulkner, whose twin Maia devised and performed VIRGIN TERRITORY with the company.

SHUT DOWN is a highly charged performance, fusing street and contemporary dance, rapping and real-life testimonies, directed by Vincent and devised by an extraordinary cast of men and boys.

This is ‘political and poetic dance theatre’ (London Dance) from one of the UK’s most risk-taking, rigorous choreographers.

SHUT DOWN asks ‘what is it like to live as a young man today?’

14+ (Adult supervision for under 14s is advised)

SHUT DOWN is the brother work to VIRGIN TERRITORY (2016/17), supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.  VDT is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England and Associate Company at Brighton Dome and Festival.

Buy tickets here.

On Thursdays throughout September & October 2017, VDT will be running combined dance and freestyling sessions in conjunction with South East Dance, AudioActive & StreetFunk – see the calendar for more information.