21 Years / 21 Works
‘Funny, fearless and flintily determined, Vincent inspires unshakable loyalty in her dancers, and 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
In 2015 VDT celebrated 21 years of making provocative, collaborative performance work by restaging two live productions LOOK AT ME NOW, MUMMY (originally created in 2008) and UNDERWORLD (originally created in 2012), which toured alongside screenings of VDT’s short film GLASSHOUSE (originally created in 1998) and a new Archive & Engagement Space. The A&E SPACE was an instruction based, staged environment that encouraged participants to explore props, materials and sketchbooks from past productions as well as delve into newly created online resources and reflections created especially to mark VDT’s 21 anniversary. 21 YEARS / 21 WORKS toured to Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry, Dance Xchange in Birmingham, Shoreditch Town Hall and Southbank Centre in London and Brighton Festival 2015.
Charlotte reflects on the collaborative processes and personal events that led to the creation of each VDT production from 1994 – 2015 in the 21 Reflections interviews. You can find out more and watch these HERE.
You can also listen to The Observer critic / writer Luke Jennings and Guardian Critic / writer Judith Mackrell discuss the impact of Charlotte Vincent’s work over 21 Years below and on the VDT YouTube Channel.
Past Collaborators reflect on working with Charlotte and VDT over the past 21 Years in the short films below.
‘Given the cultural and financial vicissitudes of the past two decades, it’s pretty remarkable that Charlotte Vincent has kept her own independent dance company running for 21 years….It’s superb performances such as these, as well as Vincent’s own choreography, that have ensured the company’s survival.’
The Guardian, 2015