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Meticulously detailed, working across generations, it’s more than dance. Charlotte is shouting in the spaces that matter.”
- The Guardian
Vincent Dance Theatre joins forces with Audio Active, a ground-breaking music organisation working with young people and contemporary urban culture, to premiere VDT’s first ever all-male production.
SHUT DOWN is a highly charged performance directed by Vincent and devised by an extraordinary cast of men and boys. Fusing dance theatre, rap and spoken word, the work explores the question ‘what is it like to live as a young man today?’
This is ‘political and poetic dance theatre’ (London Dance) from one of the UK’s most risk-taking, rigorous choreographers.
Age recommendation 16+
Arrive early to watch selected scenes from VDT’s VIRGIN TERRITORY on film, screened in the bar.
Stay after the show on WED 29 NOV for a Q&A with the artists, hosted by Jonzi D, founder and artistic director of Breakin' Convention, the world's biggest festival of hip hop dance.
Directed and Designed by Charlotte Vincent
Composed by Jules Maxwell / Audio Active
Lighting Design by Nigel Edwards
Devised and Performed by Robert Clark, Janusz Orlik, Jake Evans, Jack Sergison, Marcus Faulkner and James Rye.
SHUT DOWN is the brother work to VIRGIN TERRITORY (2016/17) commissioned by The Place. Supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. VDT is a National Portfolio Organisation, supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Associate Company at Brighton Dome and Festival.
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Autumn 2017