Connecting people and everyday life through dance
May Contain Food
Our new show May Contain Food has now finished the Spring 2016 tour, receiving rave reviews and wonderful feedback from audiences. We visited 17 venues, performed 48 shows and reached 2,540 audience members. Time to hang up our aprons and reflect on this epic, cherry tomato fueled accomplishment.
"...lip-smacking fusion of song, dance, mime and sweet aperitif tomatoes"
- Judith Mackrell
"A yummy night!"
- Neil Norman
"May Contain Food is a delightful selection of amuse-bouches."
- Graham Watts
Feedback from audiences:
"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"
Orlando Gough Blog
The composer for May Contain Food, Orlando Gough, has written about the show in his blog for TOAST. Read some of his insights into our new production by clicking here.
Orlando is also a culinary genius and created the tantalisingly tasty recipes for May Contain Food. Check out his new recipe book here.
(In)visible Dancing 2016!
Both towns will spring into action as Protein engages with the architecture and animates the distinctive charm of everyday life in each place, inviting passers by to watch, laugh and dance alongside the company. The two residencies build towards a big finale at the end of each week and Protein would like local town folk from each location to learn our flashmob routine that anyone can do - we need YOU! To get involved e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates for (In)visible Dancing:
Bristol 11 - 16 July as part of Harbour Festival
Windrush Primary School
Two of our Border Tales performers, dancer Eryck Brahmania and musician Anthar Kharana, spent a week at Windrush Primary School in Thamesmead as part of International Day. Celebrating culture, diversity and language Eryck and Anthar delivered creative experiences for each class, parent and child open workshops, whole school assembly demonstrations and an internal sharing.
Real Life Real Dance - Newhaven School
For three weeks our dance artists, in collaboration with Greenwich Dance, worked with six students not in mainstream education from Newhaven School to create and perform a piece of dance theatre entitled XOXO. The three weeks culminated with a public performance on 26 May of XOXO which explores the themes of life, love and connections in the online age, based on LOL (lots of love), Protein’s award-winning touring production. Following last years Real Life Real Dance project 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:
Border Tales on the BBC!
On Monday 18 April, an extract of Border Tales was filmed by BBC World Service as part of their 'Identity Day'. Performed in the iconic art deco Radio Theatre in Old Broadcasting House, it was shown on BBC channels around the world, including BBC Africa, BBC Persian, BBC China and BBC Arabic.
We recently partnered with the London College of Communication to create animations inspired by May Contain Food. After watching previews of the show, students were asked to create a 30-second animation. We were delighted by the results, and chose five to put to the public vote for their favourite.
We are delighted announce that the winner is Connie Black's animation! You can watch it below, and the prize is that it becomes part of our marketing package for the show.