Press Reviews for “Motherland”
The Observer, 18 November 2012
There's a sequence in Vincent Dance Theatre's Motherland that's repeated at intervals throughout the two-hour piece. Aurora Lubos enters with a bottle of blood-red dye, slops a great gob of it on the all-white backdrop and, hitching her skirt up to her waist, leans back against it so that it seems to be welling from inside her, then fixes us with a sad, abject gaze.
The Guardian, 11 November 2012
Charlotte Vincent's new work about physical and sexual politics revolves around the anxious, quizzical presence of a 12-year-old girl. As Leah Yeger observes the behaviour of the nine adults around her, we can see her sharp-featured, haunting little face pondering what it will feel like when she is grown up, too.
The London Evening Standard, 9 November 2012
American author Hanna Rosin recently published a book called The End of Men, arguing that women were moving towards being the dominant sex, more capable of adapting to our fast-changing world. The patriarchy is morphing into a matriarchy, apparently.
Ballet Dance Magazine, 1 November 2012
Charlotte Vincent’s new “Motherland” is a challenging, multi-layered and often thought-provoking journey through motherhood, women’s choices and image. Much of the time that journey is messy.
The Times Online, 25 October 2012
Charlotte Vincent packs a lot of thought and feelings into her latest work for the Sheffield- based Vincent Dance Theatre.
Writing About Dance, 11 October 2012
Life is a messy business, starting, as Charlotte Vincent does in Motherland, with periods. Aurora Lubos, elegantly dressed in black evening wear and high heels walks on to the bare, white stage with a bottle of red wine.