Led by Artistic Director Charlotte Vincent, Vincent Dance Theatre has been moving people and making them think since 1994, producing socially-engaged dance theatre work on stage, on film and online.
VDT explores the complex tensions between ‘community’ and ‘professional’ practice by researching and embedding the voices and lived experience of underrepresented community groups and individuals in each new work made. Professionals, non-professionals and young people collaborate at every stage of the creative process to create work on stage and film that is widely distributed to live and online audiences. The work is then applied in, and explored through, a wide range of participatory opportunities including: professional development, mentoring, teaching and learning, social engagement and dialogue and debate.
VDT uses its public platform to provoke debate around sexual politics, equality of opportunity, trauma informed practice and social change. The company places safeguarding and a protective mindset at the heart of all its practice and operations and Vincent is a vocal advocate for improving conditions for parents and carers working in the performing arts.
VDT is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England and based in Brighton, UK. VDT is Associate Company at Brighton Dome. Vincent is a PhD student at Canterbury Christchurch University.