Protein uses original choreography, text, music and humour, connecting theatrical experiences with real life stories, resulting in witty, entertaining and provocative shows on- and off-stage.
May Contain Food
Following successful previews of our new show May Contain Food at DanceEast in Ipswich in November, we are now preparing to tour it in spring 2016.
Four singers and four dancers explore food and our relationship to eating, with an a cappella score composed by Orlando Gough and performed live by the cast. Set in a dining environment, you will be invited to sit at a table, offered a tasting menu and served an indulgent, nostalgic, immersive show that may contain food... The trailer above shows a pilot of the show, but book now to see the full version in 2016!
Feedback from the first previews:
"Entertaining, funny, accessible, visually stunning. Equally gruelling, disturbing and very honest"
"Loved it! I felt so conscious of everything! Food will never be looked, smelled, touched or eaten in the same sense again!"
"An amazing experience. Very impressed by the vocal quality of the company - and all a cappella!!"
"Really excellent exploration of our rather modern obsession with food - brilliant dancing and singing. Enjoyed every minute"
Protein's Refugee Project
On Thursday 23 July, this project culminated in two sharings of the work that was created with and performed by the participants. It was an inspiring and moving experience, with several audience members in tears at the end of each performance. An article has recently been published about the project on OpenDemocracy.
Thank you so much to the participants for giving your all, committing and growing with us over the period and to Thomas Goodwin, Rachele Rapisardi and Anthar Kharana for facilitating this project alongside Luca. Thanks also to The Place for your support; to Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants; and to Arnie Cottrell for lending us all the sound equipment.
May Contain Food 2016 tour
For full info and links to booking details of tour dates in 2016
please click here
The Lowry, Salford
Tue 1 - Wed 2 March
UHArts, University of Hertfordshire
Thu 3 - Fri 4 March
Warwick Arts Centre
Wed 9 - Thu 10 March
AMATA, Falmouth University
Sat 12 March
The Castle, Wellingborough
Weds 13 - Thu 14 April
The Place, London
Wed 20 April - Sat 7 May (not Sun/Mon)
Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth
Thu 19 - Fri 20 May
The Point, Eastleigh
Tue 24 - Wed 25 May
Sun 29 May
Thu 2 - Fri 3 June
South Hill Park, Bracknell
Wed 8 - Thu 9 June
We successfully reached our crowdfunding target and raised £2,520 through our Indiegogo campaign. It has been an incredible and humbling experience for us, and we are very grateful for all the generous donations and messages of support received. Thank you for helping us spread the word and for generating interest around the show, we really could not do this without your support! Check out May Contain Food tour above or here to see how the money raised has helped create the show!
Luca's Guardian blog
Following another successful Real Life, Real Dance project in April, this time with Newhaven School and Greenwich Dance, Luca was invited by Judith Mackrell to write a guest blog for The Guardian, which you can read here: