With the ever changing uncertainty on live events, South East Dance are pulling out all the stops as they launch a free programme of international dance films as part of their Autumn Season of online dance events and activities.
This week you can see Vincent Dance Theatre’s In Loco Parentis Online: 6pm, Weds 7 – Sun 11 Oct + an online discussion event with Charlotte Vincent (Fri 9 Oct).
Critically acclaimed for translating real-life testimonies into beautifully crafted performance work, Vincent’s In Loco Parentis sheds light on the extraordinary resilience of care-experienced young people, demanding that their stories be seen and heard. Three adult and two extraordinary young performers combine movement, strong visual imagery and spoken word to explore the cycles of rupture and repair that drive children into care. To accompany this screening, South East Dance will be hosting an online discussion with the Artistic Director of Vincent Dance Theatre, Charlotte Vincent, about her work with care-experienced young people. Find out more HERE.
In Conversation: Charlotte Vincent / Fri 9 Oct, 3pm-4pm
To accompany the screening of Vincent Dance Theatre’s In Loco Parentis online, South East Dance are hosting an online discussion and Q&A with Vincent Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, Charlotte Vincent, about her socially engaged practice and the making of her latest production In Loco Parentis.
Following the cancellation of VDT’s live tour in March, Charlotte worked with Caroline Anstey at PDSW to make In Loco Parentis available online in lieu of a planned live performance. Charlotte and Caroline will discuss the impact of VDT’s approach to distributing work on stage, on film and online and reflect on how our response to the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on venue programming choices, artists’ making processes, distribution models and audience viewing habits.
Cath James, Artistic Director of South East Dance, says: “Like many arts organisations we’ve had to rethink and adapt how we present our dance programme during the pandemic. So this Autumn we’re returning to our roots to bring you a really interesting and diverse selection of dance created specifically for the screen.
“South East Dance began life as a Screen Dance Agency back in the 1990s, creating original short films with the likes of Channel 4 and the British Council and since then we’ve always been fascinated with what happens when choreography and technology meets and our Autumn programme reflects that.
“From filmic studies of the epic landscape of Aboriginal land in Australia, to shorts exploring the objectification of Black women and their bodies, this is a selection that offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of dance on film. Log in and explore!”
Those already familiar with South East Dance will notice a new look when they access the Autumn programme via the organisation’s new website. South East Dance has been working with two local agencies, Baxter & Bailey and Grandad Digital to create a new look that they feel better reflects the charity’s personality and desire to welcome the whole community into The Dance Space when it opens next year.
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