VDT 2016 Virgin Territory Production

Virgin Territory

2016, 80 minutes


With Vincent Dance Theatre’s trademark black humour, VIRGIN TERRITORY takes an uncompromising look at what its like for young people to live in an over-stimulating, over-sexualised, digitally captured world. Four adults and four children negotiate some uncomfortable truths about the culture we live in, where bodies are exposed, identities are faked and our deepest truths remain hidden. Heartbreaking in its honesty and brave in its intent, VIRGIN TERRITORY is a hopeful, rallying cry from the ‘astonishingly original’ Vincent Dance Theatre (New York Times) to just let our kids be kids.

‘Charlotte Vincent is one of the most important feminist artists working in Britain today. Contemporary dance fans should beat a path to her door.’ The Observer, 2015

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VIRGIN TERRITORY is commissioned by The Place. VDT is Associate Company at Brighton Dome and Festival and Artistic Partner with Yorkshire Dance. VDT is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England. Photography by Hugo Glendinning.


Since its launch at The Place in November 2016, VIRGIN TERRITORY has been filmed on location and remade as a bold immersive dance theatre experience for adaptable theatre and non-theatre and gallery spaces – available from May 2017.

We all want to be ‘liked’ and ‘followed’, but what impact does performing for the camera have on our lives? VIRGIN TERRITORY is a bold dance theatre experience that asks vital questions of us as ‘audience’ as we witness children playing in an adult online world. Charlotte Vincent’s powerful new work leads you through a series of lyrical, disarming exchanges, performed on multiple screens by four children (aged 12-14) and four adults.

With moving, resilient performances at its core, VIRGIN TERRITORY elicits an emotional and discursive response in its searching enquiry into our hyper-sexualised digital world.

‘This is a must for every teenage girl or boy’ London Dance

Designed as a new way of sharing and ‘touring’ Vincent Dance Theatre’s work, the VIRGIN TERRITORY DIGITAL PRODUCTION brings the audience closer to the work, inviting them to actively explore the subject matter and leave their own mark.

VIRGIN TERRITORY DIGITAL PRODUCTION is available for touring from May 2017. To discuss how your venue could host the work, email Sian Williams at

Watch the VDT CALENDAR for details of upcoming digital tour dates.

‘Deeply affecting. Important. Relevant. Brutally honest. Reflective. Delicate. Complex’ Audience member, The Place

VIRGIN TERRITORY was commissioned by The Place and Brighton Festival. Supported by Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn.

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Filming Virgin Territory on Location


VIRGIN TERRITORY production at The Place, 2016


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