In Loco Parentis by Vincent Dance Theatre
“Vitally important social messages way beyond the parameters of theatre and dance” DanceTabs
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. The work exposes the emotional impact that foster care and adoption has on young people’s lives and reflects on everyone’s need to feel safe and to belong.
Suitable for ages 14+
Content Warning: The work contains content and explores themes that some people may find upsetting. If you are affected by the themes, need support or know someone who may need support, click HERE to view information on helplines that may be of use.
"Subverting all my expectations of narrative, dance, theatre, 'In Loco Parentis' kept me on the edge of my emotional seat. A powerful, respectful exposition of developmental trauma and its physical and emotional consequences. Dance was exactly the right choice. I was in tears." Audience member
About Vincent Dance Theatre:
Founded in 1994 by Artistic Director Charlotte Vincent, Vincent Dance Theatre produce powerful and engaging dance theatre work on stage, on film and online, accompanied by extensive social engagement and professional development programmes.
Vincent Dance Theatre is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England and Associate Company at Brighton Dome. In Loco Parentis was co-commissioned by Worthing Theatres and Pavilion Dance South West.
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When: Available to watch 7 October 6pm – 11 October 2020 Midnight
Where: Stamford Arts Centre Website
What: Dance theatre performance
Who: Suitable for ages 14+