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