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.
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:
May Contain Food
We are very pleased to announce Protein's new show, May Contain Food. The work will explore food and our relationship to eating, with an a cappella score composed by Orlando Gough and performed live by the cast. Four weeks of R&D culminated in a sharing for an invited audience at the Royal Opera House in May. Rehearsals for the full production begin at the end of August. Keep an eye here, on Twitter and Facebook to keep abreast of the ongoing development and previews later this year.
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.
Thank you so much to Anwar, Sultan, Done, Dennis, Alex and Nadia 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 Christina, Catherine, Sarah and everyone at The Place for your support; to Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants; and to Arnie Cottrell for lending us all the sound equipment.
Luca in Japan
Luca and Protein regular Valentina Golfieri have just finished creating a new large-scale work with dozens of local people of all ages in the idyllic onsen town of Kinosaki, Japan. Protein was invited by the Japan Contemporary Dance Network and we also worked with the Japanese physical theatre company Monochrome Circus, and local dance artists. It culminated in performances at Kinosaki International Arts Center at the end of June.
Supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the British Council.
Border Tales at gDA
We had did three wonderful performances of Border Tales in the Borough Hall at Greenwich Dance on 22/23 May, with a standing ovation on Saturday night. Thank you so much to the cast, crew and everyone at Greenwich Dance.