Bosie Vincent

Bosie has been making films, documentaries and television programmes for over 20 years for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky Arts, PBS, Discovery and National Geographic. His work covers a diverse range of subjects including science, art/design, music as well as wildlife and adventure and it has taken him all over the world. 

Working primarily as a self-shooting director Bosie has found himself in many extraordinary locations and situations. In the last couple of years he has camped in a cave in Borneo for four days in search of rare wildlife, filmed historian Michael Wood in China for BBC2’s The Story of China, followed young black Americans tracing their cultural roots on a religious pilgrimage to Nigeria and followed scientists working on an erupting volcano in Hawaii. He has also shot/directed programmes on architecture, fashion, the development of modern music and the stories of the world’s most notorious art heists. 

Bosie has lived in Brighton for over 25 years. He once worked as the council’s ‘Video Worker’ making films with disadvantaged members of the community. He has made a short film about Brighton’s enduring mod scene and has showcased the work of local artists and photographers.

Andy Wood

Andy Wood is an artist filmmaker who works with video, photography and sound. He makes dance-films, public projections and documentaries. His work has been screened at international film festivals, in galleries, shopping malls and prisons, on public buildings and TV.

Andy studied Fine Art in Leeds, was a musician and producer for many years and currently runs an independant company who provide integrated digital media services for the arts. He delivers video-based education and community projects to a variety of agencies in Yorkshire as well as teaching and lecturing about his practice at Universities across the UK. He has also curated dance-film screenings of international artists work both in the UK and abroad.

Andy is an advisor to Moves: Movement On Screen Festival, was on the Yorkshire panel of Artists Taking the Lead (ACE) and made the launch film for ‘imove’ Yorkshire’s cultural programme for London 2012.

Matthew Simpson

Matt Simpson has worked for over 10 years in developing web applications in both commercial and academic environments (Reuters, London; Cambridge University). He has become increasingly involved with the visual aspects of this work, an interest which has brought together his photographic and computing skills. Matt’s photographs for VDT include Look at Me Now Mummy, Double Vision and portraits of Charlotte Vincent.

Michal Luczak

Michal Luczak is a graphic designer running his own design studio creating print and web designs. He  works extensively in field of dance and performing arts, also with photography. Since 2005 he has been responsible for the visual side of the dance program of Stary Browar Art Centre (Poznan, Poland). He collaborates with various Polish dance festivals and companies.

Paula Summerly

Paula Summerly was Vincent Dance Theatre’s company photographer from 1994 – 1999.

Alistair Muir

Alastair Muir is one of the UK’s leading photographers specialising in the performing arts. Following a Fine Arts degree, his early work was in the features department of The Evening Standard, and this inside knowledge of what the media demands from a published image has shaped his subsequent freelance career. In the past 20 years he has remained one of only a handful of photographers whose images are consistently used by the media to accompany features and reviews. He is also in demand as a commissioned photographer for West End productions, opera, ballet and outdoor festivals.

Hugo Glendinning

Hugo Glendinning has been working as a photographer for twenty years. His output stretches across the cultural industries from fine art collaborations in video and photography, through production and performance documentation to portrait work. He has worked with most leading British theatre and dance companies and is regularly commissioned by The RSC, National Theatre, Royal Opera House and many West End theatre producers. He has published and exhibited work internationally, notably his continuing project of documentation and the investigation of performance photography with Forced Entertainment Theatre Company.

Charlotte Vincent

‘One of the most important feminist artists working in Britain today. Contemporary dance fans should beat a path to her door.’ The Observer, 2015

Charlotte formed Vincent Dance Theatre (VDT) in 1994 and has directed all the company’s work to date. Vincent devised and performed in all VDT’s work until 2002 and has designed the company’s work since 2005. VDT is an international ensemble devising collaborative, interdisciplinary performance work that challenges conventional values in dance and gender politics. Under Charlotte’s leadership, VDT allies the collaborative approach in the studio to the ethos and structure of the company, placing importance on equality for women, providing supportive conditions for parents to return to work and employing mature, experienced practitioners, giving value to the experience they bring to a creative process.

Charlotte is committed to raising the profile of female-led arts practice in the UK and her distinctive voice acts as a mentor, teacher, facilitator, writer, provocateur and catalyst for critical debate and social change. She is one of five inaugural mentors leading 2Faced Dance’s The BENCH. She is often invited to talk on panels and at conferences about gender inequality in the arts and remains a passionate and outspoken advocate for equal opportunity both on and off the stage.

Charlotte choreographs for other companies in the UK and abroad and regularly teaches choreography, devising and composition at BA and MA level here and abroad. She leads rigorous, transformative Practice Labs across the UK and facilitates a range of Participation Projects.

Vincent also works as an outside eye, director and facilitator, for example supporting the research phase in 2013 of Sue MacLaine’s startling production Can I Start Again, Please (Total Theatre Awards for Innovation 2015, Experimentation 2015 and Touring 2016); directing Two Destination Language’s hugely popular Near Gone (Total Theatre Awards for Innovation 2014 and Experimentation 2014) directing Keira Martin’s Here Comes Trouble (touring 2016 & 2017); reworking of  Yami ‘Rowdy’ Löfvenburg’s OTHER (2016); supporting the R&D phase of Rachel Johnson’s Trapped (2017) and directing Emma Jayne Park’s It’s Not Over Yet (2017).

She has also collaborated and toured with accomplished performer Liz Aggiss as V&A Artefacts creating intelligent, funny, original performance work that challenges the perception of what women of a certain age should be up to on stage.

In 2012 Charlotte initiated and curated the inaugural Juncture in Leeds, a 4-week festival of experimental, female led performance / practice at Yorkshire Dance.

Charlotte sat on the Artists Advisory Group at Yorkshire Dance for several years and Steering Group for Dance UK’s National Choreographic Conference in 2013. She completed a Clore Leadership Short Course (2010), the Clore Programme for CEO/Artistic Directors (2011) and Clore Brave Conversations Programme (2013).

VDT is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England and Associate Company at Brighton Dome and Festival. VDT are working in partnership with PDSW as a Dream Artist.


Photo credit: Bosie Vincent