Vincent Dance Theatre

Broken Chords

Set amongst rows of wooden chairs, with a huge chandelier hanging overhead, Broken Chords is a visually striking portrait of breaking up and breaking down by an international, multi-tasking ensemble of performers.
Heartbreaking in its honesty, full of dark humour, sublime dancing and playful theatricality, Broken Chords shifts effortlessly between the bleakly comic and the beautifully tragic, charting the director's devastating divorce with rebellious and hysterical results.

Teasing the audience at every turn, Broken Chords represents Vincent Dance Theatre's coming of age as a company that has consistently surprised, challenged and delighted audiences.

Broken Chords was originally commissioned by Sheffield Theatres and the Nuffield Theatre Lancaster and funded by Arts Council England and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

(from the company's production notes)

direction and design: Charlotte Vincent
artistic associate: TC Howard
soundtrack: Alex Catona, Colin Elliot and John Avery, additional music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Heinrich von Biber
lighting design: James Harrison
costumes: Amanda Griffin
dramaturgy: Ruth Ben-Tovim
devised and performed: Darren Anderson, Alex Catona, Lee Clayden, TC Howard, Patrycja Kujawska, Aurora Lubos, Ellie McDonald, Janusz Orlik (reworked with Charlotte Vincent in TC Howard role in 2006)
Dates

Premiere
October 7th, 2005, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, United Kingdom

October 11th, 2005, Portsmouth College, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

October 13th, 2005, Merlin Theatre, Frome, United Kingdom

October 14th, 2005, Queen’s College, Taunton, United Kingdom

October 19th, 2005, EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge, United Kingdom

October 29th, 2005, Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster, United Kingdom

October 30th, 2005, Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster, United Kingdom

November 4th, 2005, Keay Theatre, St Austell, United Kingdom

November 7th, 2005, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, United Kingdom

November 8th, 2005, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, United Kingdom

November 9th, 2005, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, United Kingdom

November 12th, 2005, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

November 16th, 2005, Buxton Opera House, Buxton, United Kingdom

February 8th, 2006, Bowen West Theatre, Bedford, United Kingdom

February 10th, 2006, The Carriageworks, Leeds, United Kingdom
British Dance Edition 2006

February 15th, 2006, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, United Kingdom

February 17th, 2006, Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate, United Kingdom

February 21st, 2006, The Theatre at Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom

February 22nd, 2006, The Junction, Cambridge, United Kingdom

February 23rd, 2006, Corn Exchange, Newbury, United Kingdom

February 28th, 2006, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, United Kingdom

March 7th, 2006, The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London, United Kingdom

March 8th, 2006, The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London, United Kingdom

March 9th, 2006, The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London, United Kingdom

March 10th, 2006, The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London, United Kingdom

March 11th, 2006, The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London, United Kingdom

March 14th, 2006, Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, United Kingdom

March 21st, 2006, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, United Kingdom

January 20th, 2007, Northern Stage (Stage One), Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

January 19th, 2007, Northern Stage (Stage One), Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

January 31st, 2007, The Patrick Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom

February 6th, 2007, Gardner Arts Centre, University of Sussex Campus, Brighton, United Kingdom

February 10th, 2007, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

February 15th, 2007, The Carriageworks, Leeds, United Kingdom

February 28th, 2007, Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom

March 8th, 2007, The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London, United Kingdom

March 9th, 2007, The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London, United Kingdom

March 10th, 2007, The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London, United Kingdom

March 22nd, 2007, Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA

March 24th, 2007, Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA

March 25th, 2007, Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA

August 29th, 2008, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
Internationale Tanzmesse

April 16th, 2010, Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA

April 22nd, 2010, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada

April 23rd, 2010, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada

April 24th, 2010, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada

May 1st, 2010, Byham Theatre, Pittsburgh, USA