WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
• Timescale: Touring Autumn 2018 and beyond. • Age guidance: 12+. Whilst the show doesn’t contain any explicitly adult material, it hasn’t been made for a family audience, however younger children may well enjoy the physicality of this dynamic show. • Running Time: Approx. 60 minutes straight through. • For: Small-scale venues • Min. space requirements: We require a minimum of 7m by 7m with 3m height clearance to the grid. • No. on the road: 5 (3 x dancers, 1 x musician, 1 x SM/technician). • Technical requirements: We require a simple lighting rig and PA system. Get-in and get-out times TBC. Full technical rider available on request. • Education: Artistic Director Laura Vanhulle is a nationally recognised dance artist with a strong teaching reputation in the West Midlands. She regularly teaches workshop in festivals, in schools and for other dance companies. She is the Contemporary Dance and Ballet Tutor at DanceXchange. See an example of her ongoing teaching at DanceXchange here. We have a programme of workshops, curtain raisers and residency-based activities to complement the show and your audience development objectives. Please ask us for our full education menu.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Artistic Director/Choreographer/Dancer - Laura Vanhulle Musician - Ricardo Santos Rocha Designer - Chris Cuthbert/Acquis Media Dramaturg - Charlotte Gregory
‘Infinite Womanhood’ is led creatively by Artistic Director Laura Vanhulle. Laura has worked with ACE dance and music, Shobana Jeyasingh, Coda DanceTheatre, Keneish Dance Theatre, Motionhouse, Rutherford Dance Company, Room 2 Manoeuvre, Aakash Odedra (as Rehearsal Director). She also danced in the Jack Savoretti video clip ‘Written in the Scars’, directed by Niku Chaudhari. She works closely with Sonia Sabri Company and Autin Dance Theatre.
In 2013 Laura received ACE funding for her first R and D for dance film project ‘Angles In Life’, which led to her establishing her own company Vanhulle Dance Theatre (VDT) in 2014. VDT uses contemporary dance as the anchor for its work, but also takes inspiration from other forms such as salsa movement, Kathak, african dance styles and gymnastics, as well as the mind-body teachings of yoga, to produce a unique and dynamic movement.
VDT’s first full full-length production ‘Angles In Life’, created in collaboration with Mickael Marso Riviere and Nicolas Vlasyslav, toured nationally in 2015. She also created a short dance film version of ‘Angles In Life’, with Director of Photography Mat Beckett (River Rea Films), touring to film festivals such as Pool 15, Berlin, and Dance Film Festival UK, London.
In 2016 Laura Vanhulle was selected to work with DV8 Company in Berlin for 2 weeks, where she learnt the methods that DV8 uses in creating dance and movement. She also went to Hong Kong for a flying low program with Vangelis Legakis and worked with The Van-L Dance Company.
In October 2016 Laura was awarded the Choreographer strand of Choreomatch, an extension of BDN’s Introducing…
Laura is currently Choreography Award Holder at DanceXchange
Infinite Womanhood is an accessible contemporary dance show with universal themes. People who might particularly enjoy it include:• Women’s groups and charities, including vulnerable groups • Young people • Contemporary dance fans • Dance and performing arts students • World and live music fans