PLAY (2024)

‘It’s fascinating to glimpse the worlds she’s created – wry, amusing, wistful, eccentric – and her progression as an artist. Vincent’s commitment to working with young people suggests a faith in the future… There may be uncertainty about what’s to come, but PLAY does make you think we should appreciate dance’s back catalogue more often’ The Guardian

Directed by Charlotte Vincent | Composer Jules Maxwell |  Artistic Associate Robert Clark

Commissioned by Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival.

Performed at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange on 14 March 2024.

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary (1994-2024), VDT presented a brand new live production PLAY at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, made and performed by four local young people and brilliant Polish collaborator Aurora Lubos.

Tracing an unreliable timeline through past works, PLAY reflects on the emotional upheaval of the last few years and celebrates young people’s incredible resilience and imagination in the face of huge personal and societal change.

Age guidance 12+

Photo Credit: Bosie Vincent

VDT is Associate Company at Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival. VDT is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England.

PLAY emerged from workshops with young people across Brighton and Sussex, throughout 2023. With thanks to All Sorts, Third Space, Hummingbird Refugee Group, South East Dance Boys Group, Theatre Workshop, B Starz Academy, B-Fest at Brighton Youth Centre, Ceyda Tanc’s Youth Group, BACA, Youth Drama Group in Newhaven, Hazel Court School in Eastbourne, Sir Robert Woodard Academy in Lancing, Cavendish School Eastbourne and participants at VDT’s 2023 Summer School, supported by Brighton Holiday and Food (HAF) Programme.

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