Productions

Home Truths

Film Installation

2021

HOME TRUTHS is Vincent Dance Theatre’s new multi-screen film installation and community listening project.

Drawing from VDT’s productions IN LOCO PARENTIS (2020) and ART OF ATTACHMENT (2018), HOME TRUTHS is the result of Vincent’s collaboration with care-experienced young people and the adults in their lives, and with women in recovery from substance misuse and domestic violence. HOME TRUTHS explores notions of home, family and belonging and considers the impact of trauma on women’s and young people’s lives.

Whilst providing a space to engage with and listen to the voices of those who often remain unheard, HOME TRUTHS also offers a creative space to consider the emotional labour involved (by family intervention practitioners, child psychotherapists, social workers, parents, foster carers) in their support of the vulnerable communities represented in the work.

‘There is no sentimentality… it does not ask us to judge or to pity – but allows us to witness the exhausting labours involved in experiencing, acting out and recovering from trauma.’ Rachel Thomson, Professor of Childhood and Youth Studies, University of Sussex.

ART OF ATTACHMENT was originally commissioned by Oasis Project and funded by Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England Lottery Funding. HOME TRUTHS is supported by academic collaborator Dr Cath Lambert, Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, funded by an ESRC Impact Acceleration Award, supported by the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick and by Arts Council England, through VDT’s regular National Portfolio Organisation funding.

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HOME TRUTHS EVENTS

HOME TRUTHS - WORDS AND VOICES ROADSHOW, COVENTRY

An excerpt from HOME TRUTHS was screened as part of the The Words and Voices Roadshow, University of Warwick’s Resonate Festival for Coventry City of Culture on Sunday 19 September 2021.

VDT’s Participation & Digital Director, Sian Williams also ran a series of thought provoking, Covid-safe craft-based engagement activities that encouraged reflection upon the participants’ own experiences of home,  family and belonging.

HOME TRUTHS- BRIGHTON

Vincent Dance Theatre warmly invite you to HOME TRUTHS, a new multi-screen film installation and engagement opportunity, taking place in the VDT studio from Monday 25 October to Saturday 6 November 2021. We would be delighted if you could join us to test out the work and tell us what you think.

WHAT – Free 2-hour Creative Workshop Sessions

WHEN – Monday 25th to Saturday 6th November 2021

WHERE – Vincent Dance Theatre, Level 8, Unit C North, New England House, New England Street, Brighton, BN1 4GH

BOOK HERE

Workshops are open to the general public, but may be of particular interest to those affected by the issues or professionals who work with people affected by the issues.

For further information and assistance with booking, please contact:  admin@vincentdt.com

HOME TRUTHS - COVENTRY

Vincent Dance Theatre warmly invite you to HOME TRUTHS, a new multi-screen film installation and engagement opportunity, taking place in ARCADIA GALLERY, Coventry from 9 – 13 November 2021. We would be delighted if you could join us to test out the work and tell us what you think.

WHAT – Free 2-hour Creative Workshop Sessions

WHEN – Tuesday 9th November to Saturday 13th November 2021

WHERE – ARTSPACE ARCADIA GALLERY, City Arcade, Corporation Street, Coventry, CV1 3HW

BOOK HERE

Workshops are open to the general public, but may be of particular interest to those affected by the issues or professionals who work with people affected by the issues.

For further information and assistance with booking, please contact:  admin@vincentdt.com