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Dialogue and Debate_old version

2015

“Championing gender equality and debate” Arts Council England, 2014
21 YEARS/ 21 WORKS was a live and online collection of Artistic Director/Choreographer Charlotte Vincent’s film and production work from 1994 to 2015.

Talks, Debates & Dialogue Events

Charlotte Vincent talks publically about her work in pre and post show discussions, gives lecture demonstrations about collaboration, contemporary choreographic practice and interdisciplinary approaches to devising performance, is invited to conferences and onto panels to discuss gender equality, feminism and VDT’s family friendly policies and contributes live and online to furthering debate around the development of the dance sector and working motherhood. She has talked at the Southbank’s WOW Festival, Dance UK’s Annual Conference, Creative and Cultural Skills, Northern Area Dance Network, Juncture, Montclair State University and across the UK touring and higher education circuit since 1994 and co-hosts The Table with Claire MacDonald to nurture dialogue and nourishing exchange between established female makers.

The following DIALOGUE events are taking place live and online from March 2015 onwards.

Live Dialogue

THINKING BACKWARDS, 27 MARCH 2015, NORTH SPACE YORKSHIRE DANCE LEEDS
A talk written for 21 Years /21 Works, where Artistic Director Charlotte Vincent contemplates the shifting aesthetics, personal experiences and recurring themes of loss, longing and sexual politics that have shaped her directing, design and performance practice since 1994.Considered one of the UK’s leading (female) choreographers, Vincent discusses collaboration, intuition and risk, autobiography in performance and what the body can no longer remember.

SHORT CHANGED, TALK AND DISCUSSION – 11 MARCH
Dr Cath Lambert, Associate Professor in Sociology at University of Warwick in conversation with Artistic Director Charlotte Vincent, discussing the role of live arts in enacting social and political change (and how much live performance often offers you less of something you might need or want).

EMBODIED METHODOLOGIES, TALK AND DISCUSSION – 12 MARCH
Dance as method? A discussion about the possibilities for developing embodied, sensory, live and practice-based methods and methodologies.
In disciplines such as theatre and visual art, practice-based research is recognised as a valid form of knowledge production. The same is true of more vocational programmes such as health care and social work. In many social science and humanities fields, however, research is taken to be a matter of brains, words and numbers, rather than bodies, senses and emotions. Yet knowledge is not only produced through words but also in gesture, in movement, in emotion and in sound. How can our research tools, designed to produce, re/present and analyse narrative accounts, make sense of embodied forms of knowing and being in the world?
The discussion draws together insight from Vincent Dance Theatre’s work with examples from other practices including art and music. If you have experience of, or an interest in, developing or using embodied, sensory or live methods, come along.
The discussion will take place in the Archive and Engagement Space, Helen Martin Studio, Thursday 12 March at 10am. It will led by Dr Cath Lambert, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick.

POST SHOW DISCUSSIONS, LOOK AT ME NOW, MUMMY
Look At Me Now, Mummy
is followed by post show discussions in Warwick, Leeds, WOW London, where Director Charlotte Vincent and Performer Aurora Lubos discuss their lives as female makers and imaginative mothers.

Digital Dialogue

FIVE INSIGHTS

Artistic Director Charlotte Vincent talks about the company and why she formed it, about  key influences, equality, partnering, feminism, motherhood and how the personal is always political.

Why I Formed VDT
Influences
Key Moments
The Future
Advice To My 21 Year Old Self

21 REFLECTIONS

Artistic Director Charlotte Vincent reflects on 21 productions made over 21 years, linking the feminist interests, aesthetic values to the personal events that led to the creation of these original, critically acclaimed collaborative works.

Intercourse (1994)
Noli Me Tangere (1995)
Chtonian Pleasures (1996)
Glasshouse (1998)
Falling from the High Rise of Love (1999)
Caravan of Lies (2000)
On the House (2000)
Drop Dead Gorgeous (2001)
Let the Mountains Lead You to Love (2002)
Punch Drunk (2004)
Test Run (2006)
Shifting Intimacies (2006)
Fairy Tale (2006)
Double Vision (2008)
Look at Me Now, Mummy (2008)
Underworld (2012)

HOW THE BODY FALLS

Claire Macdonald, collaborator, writer and co- Director of The Table talks about 21 Years of Vincent’s practice, about falling and being held, about the body and change, about friendship and time and how the body is shaped by experience. Download PDF

How the body falls

Embodied Methodologies

Short Changed

Thinking Backwards