Tue 20 & Wed 21 Nov 2012 7.30pm
Theatre £16 (£14) £13 (£11), Under 26s £8.50 + booking fee
Dance company / producer: Vincent Dance Theatre
Choreographer: Charlotte Vincent
Inching its way through airbrushed beauty, boob jobs and Botox, victim-blaming, slut-shaming, the might of motherhood and the challenges of childlessness, MOTHERLAND is a funny and moving show about having it all.
In MOTHERLAND, Vincent Dance Theatre’s brilliant, multi-talented ensemble of men, women and children take a look at the gender they were born into and the price they are paying for it.
Spurred on by the Simone de Beauvoir, Caitlin Moran and the Spice Girls, Vincent goes into battle with the big boys, arguing against a narrow, over-sexualized definition of femininity to ask what it is that we really, really want.
Blending dance, text and live music in a series of constantly shifting vignettes, MOTHERLAND is a call to arms: one that sticks two fingers up at the shallow hypocrisies and inequalities of our time and asks ‘what do we hope for now?’
Vincent Dance Theatre’s aim is to move people and make them think. This autumn VDT is offering a wide ranging Participation Programme to accompany the MOTHERLAND tour.
Community Engagement events include workshops, residencies and drop in installations that encourage the general public of all ages and abilities to participate in performing, music and visual art activities. Professional Development Projects include intensive workshops, advanced master classes, performance projects and critical debates around contemporary performance practice.
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MOTHERLAND is commissioned by Brighton Dome and Festival, South East Dance, Corn Exchange Newbury, The Point Eastleigh and Peak Performances @ Montclair State University, USA. VDT is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England.
‘Brave, intelligent entertainment. The multinational cast is unflaggingly game and gifted.’ The Times
‘Astonishingly original in the way it takes the familiar and turns it on its head…. Shows the subtlety with which expressive movement, choreographed by an experienced and inspired artist, can cut to the heart of everyday reality.’
The New York Times
‘A crackling intellectual core… It may be bleak, but it’s the real thing.’ The Observer
Running Time: 2hr (no interval)
Dates & Times
|Tue 20 Nov||Theatre||7:30pm|
|Wed 21 Nov||Theatre||7:30pm|
Seating up to 550, audiences are assured of an excellent view of the stage and comfortable seating in this well-designed auditorium. The theatre stages the best national and international plays and performances, as well as contemporary and international dance, music and comedians.