Vincent Dance Theatre is proud to be an Arts Award Supporter offering exciting opportunity for young people up to the age of 25 to engage with VDT on a wide range of multi-level portfolio qualifications.
VDT offers opportunities for individuals, schools, youth and community groups to connect to the world of professional artists and their work. VDT are keen to help young people evolve as participants, audiences, artists and arts leaders, developing and sharing their creativity, leadership and communication skills.
How VDT can support your Arts Award:
Attend one of our Live Performances or Digital Performances. Ideal for Bronze Award Part B: ‘Explore the arts as an audience member’ or Silver Award Unit 1 Part C: ‘Review arts events’ many of our live performance also have aftershow talks with the performers and makers.
Contact us directly to talk with our Digital & Engagement Manager about Bronze Award: Part D: ‘Arts skill share – passing on arts skills to others’; to lead practical aspects of your arts project for Silver Award Unit 2: ‘Supervised arts leadership’; or to work towards your ‘Arts challenge’ for Silver Award Unit 1 and how we could support you through our activities.
Offer to Young People:
Through creative workshops, Live and Digital Productions, auditions and volunteering VDT aims to inspire young people to find out more about Dance Theatre as practice and performance and to learn about Artistic Director Charlotte Vincent and her international interdisciplinary collaborators.
Charlotte’s work is often themed around gender equality and the lived experience of our communities. Many of the issues she addresses in her work fit well with the PSHE agenda in schools as well as with Performing Arts skills.
VDT offers opportunities for young people to engage with the work of Charlotte Vincent by participating in creative workshops. These workshops explore some of the ideas and skills needed for making a piece of dance theatre, helping to develop a better understanding of the arts practice and the ideas it can address. The workshops also provide the opportunity for participants to become audience, watching short films made by Charlotte Vincent followed by discussions to share responses, thoughts and feelings. Many VDT workshops also provide opportunities to research Charlotte’s work and career, digitally or in person. In our workshops, we encourage digital auto-documentation and creative shared capture.
VDT workshops have been designed to be flexible so they can be a large whole school event or a one-off small scale bespoke session to fit into an existing club timetable. VDT can come to you or you can come to us. We also run our workshops at Festivals and events across the country.
VDT’s creative workshops usually address the themes being explored in the current live or digital productions. In 2016-17 VIRGIN TERRITORY explores what it’s like for young people to live in a hyper-sexualised, digitally captured world. Where we have to negotiate some uncomfortable truths about the culture we live in, where bodies are exposed, identities are faked and our deepest truths remain hidden.
‘Brave and unnerving exploration’ The Guardian ****
‘This is a must for every teenage girl or boy’ London Dance
Through creative workshop activity and discussion we aim to facilitate an inspiring understanding of work made by Charlotte at the same time as understanding how and why she made the work.
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Offer to Professionals:
For dance teachers (as well as recent graduates, emerging choreographers and established performance makers), Artistic Director Charlotte Vincent leads intensive choreographic labs, workshops and residencies. Working across disciplines, these Professional Development opportunities explore how to move people and make them think, find meaning in movement, make the personal political and find the most appropriate performance language to say what it is the artist is trying to say.