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
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... Watch the trailer of the show you can book for in 2016!
Feedback from the 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"
Easter Youth Workshops
Luca Silvestrini's Protein will lead 3 days of dance at The Place for young people aged 12-16. The intensive is from the 4th to the 6th of April and provide dancers with an insight into the Company and its methodology, specifically exploring their current work May Contain Food which will be performed at The Place in April/May 2016.
The workshop will include a warm up and technique class each day, followed by exploration of rep and some creative tasks drawing on the participants’ own experiences of food.
There will be a small informal sharing at the end of the third day.
This workshop is aimed at dancers aged 12-16, and is an open level course, to book please visit The Place website
We are delighted that May Contain Food has been selected for British Dance Edition Cymru 2016!
British Dance Edition is the biennial showcase and initiative of the National Dance Network hosted biennially in different cities across the UK. It is renowned for presenting the best of British dance and is a market place for the buying and selling of dance product. British Dance Edition Cymru 2016 takes place in the Wales Millennium Centre.
Protein is performing on Wednesday 16 March. Click here for more information about the showcase.
May Contain Food 2016 tour
For full info and links to booking details of tour dates 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
British Dance Edition, WMC
Wed 16 Mar
Duckie, Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Sat 9 Apr (excerpt)
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
Athenaeum, Bury St Edmunds
Thu 26 May
Sun 29 May
Thu 2 - Fri 3 June
South Hill Park, Bracknell
Wed 8 - Thu 9 June
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:
Open Level Easter Workshop
Join Protein for a ‘no experience necessary’ practical workshop day at The Place on Saturday 23rd April. Through responding to creative tasks you’ll work towards an informal sharing of the day in the café before the evening’s performance. This is an open level workshop suitable for participants aged 14+
To book please visit The Place website. The price includes a free ticket to the 7pm performance of Protein’s May Contain Food when booked in the same transaction.