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.
Protein's new show
Last month we started the next phase of making Protein's new stage work, a collaboration with composer Orlando Gough exploring our relationship with food and eating. We hosted a sharing at the Royal Opera House in early May and will go into full production in the autumn, ready to tour in 2016. In the room with Luca were Sara Black, Sonya Cullingford, Carl Harrison, Donna Lennard, Melanie Pappenheim, Peter Willcock, Jonathan Williams and Matthew Winston.
UK Dance Training
In light of this recent press release and the ensuing discussion:
Andrea Burkart , Anne Gilpin, Adam Murby, Carl Harrison, Chris Knight, Eddie Nixon, Elisabetta d'Aloia, Esther Weisskopf, Femi Oyewole, Jason Keenan-smith, Jean Abreu, Jon Beney, Kenny Wing Tao Ho, Kip Johnson, Lee Bamford, Luisa Figuerola, Matthew Winston, Natasha Gilmore, Pj Hurst, Patsy Browne-Hope, Pauline Huguet, Philip Hill, Sarah Storer, Scott Jennings, Stephen Moynihan, Stuart James Waters, Thomas Goodwin, Tomislav English, Valentina Golfieri, Vicki Manderson
These are some of the dance artists who have created and performed with Protein over the last 17 years. All of them trained at LCDS, NSCD and Laban (now Trinity Laban). This includes myself and Protein’s co-founder, Bettina Strickler. Protein would not be the company it is without them and their amazing talents and artistry.
The world of dance is constantly evolving and it's therefore important to interrogate the ways in which we operate and train dancers. However, I do not believe that attacking the current system and the main conservatoires is the way forward.
We at Protein are open to being involved in any constructive, rational and sensitive discussion on this issue with other choreographers, dancers and conservatoires.
- Luca Silvestrini
LOL on tour
After nearly two years away, LOL (lots of love) made a triumphant return in Bournemouth and then Rome.
Read more in News.
Border Tales at gDA
For three shows only, the sell-out hit Border Tales returns, in the beautiful setting of the Borough Hall at Greenwich Dance. Part of the Greenwich Dances Festival.
22 May 20.00
23 May 14.30 & 20.00
This is your only chance this year to see what audience members described as:
"simply the best dance performance I've seen in my life"
Luca in Japan
Over three weeks in June, Luca will create a new large-scale work with dozens of local people of all ages in the idyllic onsen town of Kinosaki, Japan. He has been invited by Japan Contemporary Dance Network and will be working with Japanese physical theatre company Monochrome Circus, as well as local dance artists. This will culminate in performances at Kinosaki International Arts Center 26-28 June.
This project builds on the success of previous intergenerational projects across Europe, including Valfresco in France, Cruilles in Spain, and other projects in Greece, Italy and the UK.
Supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the British Council.