Vanhulle Dance Theatre

Category: Artist

Vanhulle Dance Theatre was established in 2014. VDT’S first full-length production, ‘Angles in Life’, was created in collaboration with Mickael Marso Riviere and Nicolas Vladyslav, touring nationally in 2015 and then reformed into a dance film, with Director of Photography Mat Beckett (River-Rea-Films), showing internationally at film festivals such as Pool 15, Berlin, Dance Film Festival UK, London, and selected for Dance-on-Film-Screening at 2018 Woman in Dance Leadership Conference in New York City.
In 2016 Vanhulle Dance Theatre went to Hong Kong to present ‘Infinite womanhood’ and was selected as an artist in residency. Vanhulle Dance theatre has strong teaching reputation- nationally and internationally, working regularly with organisations such as The Place, Trip Space (London), Rambert. Vanhulle Dance Theatre has led choreographic and martial arts into dance workshops with CAT programmes including NSCD CAT, Cat Lowry(Northwest), CAT-Swindon, DanceEast-CAT, DanceCity-CAT. Vanhulle Dance Theatre has taught Internationally in Portugal-Porto, Greece and Belgium.
Vanhulle Dance Theatre was artist in residence at Pavillion Dance(Southwest) and Deda(Derby).
During lockdown 2021, the company was commissioned by Motus(Milton Keynes) to create ‘Moo Shim’(Korean for ‘Empty Mind’) with dramaturg Peta Lily, performed at MK Gallery and 6 outdoor performances at Mk Shopping-Centre, before touring to Birmngham and Cambridgeshire. The company was later commissioned by DanceCity(Newcastle) to recreate ‘Moo Shim’ on the BA(hons) 3rd Year students in January 2022, and then toured across the North East.
Vanhulle Dance Theatre has received commissions from The Lighthouse Poole ‘Echo’ 2018, Muda (Belgium) ‘Schoen’ 2021, DanceCity(Newcastle) ‘Moo Shim’, Swindon Dance ‘The Last March of the Ents’ 2022, NSCD to create a new work in Summer 2022. VDT has been asked to return to create a new work at both DanceCity and Swindon Dance in 2023.
Following the success of the ACE funded research and development, VDT are currently touring ‘Dovetail’, VDT’s new outdoor work, choreographed by Marso Mickael Riviere, performed by the Co-directors Laura Vanhulle and Oliver Robert Russell.

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