What’s on

In Spring 2014 VDT are touring Motherland for a second time in the UK after returning from the Edinburgh Fringe (19-23 August) and Peak Performances, New Jersey, USA (17-20 October).

Please find below full details of events running alongside the Spring 2014 Motherland tour. In 2012 these included a wide range of events including; workshops, symposiums, debates and installations, which we aim to build on in 2014.

6 April 2014

Professional Development Workshop

Professional development workshop for students and emerging artists at Yorkshire Dance, led by members of the Motherland cast.

Yorkshire Dance, Leeds
21 August 2013

Devising and Performance Skills Workshop

A professional development workshop that will look at pulling together movement, text, choreography, theatre, music and visual impressions to develop your own devising and performance skills. For more info and to book visit the Summerhall website.

Summerhall, Edinburgh
17&18 November 2012

The Garden of Hope

A playful and interactive physical environment and installation to creatively share ideas, stories and memories and ask “What do we hope for now”. This engaging pop up installation is open to all of any age.

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
15 November 2012

Schools Movement Workshop

The workshop will explore some of the ideas and techniques used in Motherland, through the development of basic dance and movement skills, using the body for expression, and the use of space.

LICA, Lancaster University
15 November 2012

Professional Development Workshop

An intensive workshop for dancers and actors exploring the integration of movement in performance. Open to professional performers with or without physical training.

LICA, Lancaster University
7 November 2012

Dance United Workshop

Choreographic development class for Dance United artists and Lawrence Batley Youth Theatre leaders led Motherland performers and musicians

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
5-9 November 2012

Professional Development Classes

Contemporary technique morning classes for professional dancers, led by the Motherland performers and musicians.

The Place, London
29, 30, 31 October 2012

The Story of Hope

A series of over 55’s participatory workshops, to give voice and creative expression to people’s experiences and ideas underpinned by the question ‘What do we hope for now?’ The workshops will lead to a curtain raiser performance by the group before the Motherland performance.

DanceXchange, Birmingham
21 October 2012

Community Development Workshop

A training day focusing on ‘best practice’ for creating and developing choreography within a community context.

Yorkshire Dance, Leeds
21 October 2012

The Story of Hope

An over 55’s participatory workshop to give voice and creative expression to people’s experiences and ideas underpinned by the question ‘What do we hope for now?’

Brighton Dome
14 October 2012

New Greenham Arts Workshop

Involving a number of original Greenham Common Peace protesters this workshop will explore memories and experiences from time spent at Greenham Common, revisit the politics of the time and translate these stories into performative acts. A younger generation of local women will join during the afternoon, to engage with original Peace camp women and discuss how the history of the protest has touched their lives.


New Greenham Arts, Newbury
13 & 20 October 2012

Hope, Aspiration and Motherhood

A drop-in installation that starts empty and fills up with stories, experiences, memories and ideas. A playful interactive environment to explore thoughts and allow the general public to engage in creative exercises themed around hope, aspiration and motherhood.

Brighton Dome
9 October 2012

Considerations in Contemporary Performance Symposium

A ballsy, thought-provoking debate led by Charlotte Vincent with a panel of established and emerging female artists to discuss the politics and issues involved in making contemporary performance work.

The Point, Eastleigh
8, 9, 10 October 2012

Youth Theatre Workshop

Cross-disciplinary workshop involving The Point Youth Dance Company and Youth Theatre Company. The workshops will lead to a curtain raiser performance, before the Motherland performance at The Point, for invited friends and family.

The Point, Eastleigh
7 October 2012

Making Physical Theatre – Professional Development Workshop

A one-day intensive workshop for dancers and actors with Choreographer and Artistic Director of Vincent Dance Theatre Charlotte Vincent, exploring the integration of movement in performance. Open to professional performers with or without physical training, this workshop will shift notions what ‘dance’ can be, move people and make them think.

Corn Exchange, Newbury