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Collaborative Devising Residencies

VDT offer creative residencies in schools, colleges or university level for students to create an original performance production, using VDT’s interdisciplinary methodology and approach. This is a unique opportunity for students to gain insight into how an established dance theatre company creates new work.  These residencies provide students with a host of skills and new tasks to develop their own devised work.

‘It was great to see the students working together and engaging with Charlotte and her methods of working. The workshop exposed the students in Level 1 to a movement style that they had not yet encountered. For Level 2 and 3, it was a chance to revisit some of the fundamental principles of contact work, and apply these in a choreographic setting.’ Tessa Palfrey, Lecturer in Dance, University of Lincoln

These residencies are suitable for BTEC, A-Level, International Baccalaureate programmes and undergraduate programmes; for students aged 14 plus.

VDT artists will introduce students to various devising processes and strategies used by VDT when working collaboratively to produce multi-disciplined productions. Students will learn how to apply and transfer skills and ideas into their own productions, using production specific exercises from SHUT DOWN & VIRGIN TERRITORY and other VDT works.

The residencies enhance students’ ability to devise original material that is current, moving, personal, evocative and engaging. It develops a deeper understanding of devising contemporary performance and skills in movement, directing and critical analysis.

‘Extremely engaging and challenging. I will definitely be able to take away techniques and exercises to help me.’  BA Student, Plymouth University

VDT Residencies are offered for groups of up to 30 participants. Workshops are pitched to the level and experience of the group and can be tailor-made to be relevant to a variety of assessment requirements including at GCSE, BETC, AS and A-Level as well as IB and undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The workshops can be used to prepare students for the assessment requirements of AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC and IB

Our workshops can be held at the school or a suitable venue.


3 day residency = £2500 + travel/accommodation + VAT

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Trinity Laban
The Place
Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds
University of the Arts (UAL), London
Central Saint Martins, London
Goldsmiths University, London
De Montfort University, Leicester
Teeside University Darlington
University of Essex, Colchester
Bath Spa University
Swansea University
Newcastle College
Tonbridge School
Hill Road School Cambridge
Wolverhampton University
Leeds Beckett University (Leeds Met)
University Of Leeds
Sheffield University
Aberystwyth University
Crewe and Alsager University
Dartington University
Coventry University
Nottingham University
Exeter University
Winchester University
Huddersfield University
University of Brighton
University of Warwick
Truro College
Portsmouth College
Lyndsey Community College, Cleethorpes
St Austell College
University College Chichester
Rotherham College of Arts and Technology
University College Scarborough
Dartford College
Barnsley College
Linz Conservatoire, Austria
Montclair State University, NJ, USA
Baltic University of Dance, Gdansk, Poland