Vincent Dance Theatre: Virgin Territory
Charlotte Vincent’s Virgin Territory takes an uncompromising look at our hyper-sexualised digital culture and its impact on girls and young women growing up today, ever more relevant since the emerging and continuing #MeToo movement. We all want to be ‘liked’ and ‘followed’, but what effect does constantly performing for the camera have on our sense of self-worth? Virgin Territory is a multi-layered film installation, performed by four children aged 12-14 and four adults, with real-life testimonies, stunning cinematography and bold performances screened across five large televisions mounted on school benches.
With moving, resilient performances at its core, Virgin Territory asks vital questions about responsibility as we witness children playing in an adult online world.
Adult supervision for under 14s is advised.
Virgin Territory contains themes that some people may find upsetting.
Duration: 75 mins
Vincent Dance Theatre is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England, and Associate Company at Brighton Dome. Virgin Territory was co-commissioned by Brighton Festival 2017 and The Place London, supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
‘Brave and unnerving exploration’ **** The Guardian
Vincent is ‘one of the most important feminist artists working in the UK today’ The Observer
‘Thought-provoking. A must see for all parents, teachers and young people’ Audience Feedback, Brighton Festival 2017
‘Brilliant. Powerful. Touching.’ Audience Feedback, Brighton Festival 2017
‘Your work is inspirational. My favourite piece at Frequency…such an important message’ Audience Feedback, Frequency Festival 2017
Photo by Bosie Vincent
Directed and Designed by: Charlotte Vincent
Cinematographer/ Editor: Bosie Vincent
Composer: Jules Maxwell