Productions

Home Truths

Film Installation

2021

HOME TRUTHS is Vincent Dance Theatre’s latest multi-screen film installation & 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 women in recovery from substance misuse and domestic violence, performing alongside VDT’s familiar professional performers.

Made over the course of two years, HOME TRUTHS explores notions of home, family and belonging, providing a platform to reflect on the lived experience of adverse childhood experiences and the impact of trauma.

HOME TRUTHS multi-screen film installation offers a space to hear the voices of those who are often unheard and to consider the emotional labour involved by family intervention practitioners, parents, carers and support workers associated with the 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.

The work in HOME TRUTHS has been supported by Wellcome Trust & by academic collaborator Dr Cath Lambert, Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick. HOME TRUTHS has been funded by an ESRC Impact Acceleration Award and is supported by the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick. VDT is and NPO organisation funded by Arts council England.

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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 is sharing its new HOME TRUTHS multi-screen film installation and engagement activities in the VDT studio space in the last week of October and first week of November as part of Brighton Digital Festival and we would love to hear what you have to say.

WHAT – FREE Bookable 2-hour creative 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 is sharing it’s new HOME TRUTHS multi-screen film installation and engagement activities in ARCADIA GALLERY in November, we would love to hear what you have to say.

WHAT – FREE Bookable 2-hour creative 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