LUCA SILVESTRINI'S CHOREOGRAPHY AT IDFB 2012
Luca Silvestrini's choreography contribution to Home, a new concept in site specific dance produced by International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012 is playing out on the streets of Birmingham every day this week, bringing together movement ideas on the theme of home, belonging and identity contributed by 1000 individuals from all over the city and beyond. Find out more and watch an interview with Luca.
PROTEIN RECEIVES BEST INDEPENDENT COMPANY AWARD AT NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS
(23 January 2012)
Luca Silvestrini was present at the 2011 Critics' Circle National Dance Awards to receive the award on behalf of Protein from the Guardian's Chief Critic, Judith Mackrell. Luca said, "I'm excited and overwhelmed! There's a lot of time and risk involved in putting together and keeping together an independent company and I'd like to thank all the people who helped me - I particularly want to share this award with Protein Dance's co-founder, Bettina Strickler with whom I started Protein at The Place in 1997. This award is fantastic - thank you".
PROTEIN RECEIVES THEATRE AWARDS UK NOMINATION
(11 October 2011)
LOL (lots of love) has been nominated for a Theatre Awards UK 2011 award in the category Outstanding Achievement in Dance.
READ ABOUT "CROSSROADS" ON LONDONDANCE.COM (July 2011)
Protein's community dance performance in Greenwich received some coverage on the londondance.com website.
LOL (lots of love) SELECTED FOR BRITISH COUNCIL SHOWCASE IN EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 22-27 AUGUST (June 2011)
The British Council's Edinburgh Showcase 2011 will give some of the UK's most innovative performing artists a global platform like never before - with 70% of performers making their debut, the inclusion of dance for the first time, and the opportunity to engage with audiences worldwide through digital media.
The Showcase will take place from 22 - 27 August, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Since the British Council's first Showcase in 1997, the event has given 146 drama and dance companies the opportunity to present their work to international delegates and subsequently tour overseas. This builds new relationships and opens up new markets for the UK's performing arts sector.
Amongst the eclectic line up will be Protein, performing in the Showcase for the first time. LOL (lots of love) is programmed to be performed at Zoo Southside.
MORE AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR LOL (lots of love) (4 November 2011)
LOL has been nominated for three categories in 12th National Dance Awards: Best Independent Company; Best Modern Choreography (Luca Silvestrini for LOL); Outstanding Modern Female Performance (Sally Marie).
WATCH FOOTAGE OF "CRUILLES" PERFORMANCE AT MERCAT DE LAS FLORS
(30 September 2011)
Spanish television was at Mercat de las Flors to film "Cruilles", Luca Silvestrini's commission for 120 Barcelones. Watch the footage
COMPANY IN RESIDENCE AT gDA
Protein is proud to announce a new association with Greenwich Dance. As Company in Residence, Protein will have access to subsidised rehearsal space, commissioning funds, research and performance opportunities, and an office for the Company at Borough Hall.
PATSY BROWNE-HOPE WINS BEST PERFORMER AWARD FOR HER PERFORMANCE IN LOL
Patsy Browne-Hope, who joined the cast of LOL (lots of love) as an apprentice of Northern School of Contemporary Dance has won NSCD's "Best Performer" Award for her role.
LUCA SILVESTRINI TO JOIN WORK PLACE
Luca Silvestrini is to join Work Place, The Place's new programme providing bespoke support for professional choreographers at different stages of their careers.
Luca has been selected alongside ten other dance-makers chosen by The Place's artist development team with a view to forming a cohort which reflects the diversity of the UK independent dance scene.
Each Work Place artist will follow an individually-tailored programme, in which core activities of artistic research and creative production will be complemented with a variety of developmental opportunities.
PROTEIN TO JOIN ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND'S NATIONAL PORTFOLIO
Protein is extremely proud to be included amongst the new arts organisations in the national portfolio of Arts Council England from 2012. Producing accessible dance theatre without compromise remains our mission and this investment enables the company to plan and deliver a programme of socially relevant dance work in a variety of contexts over three years. Luca Silvestrini and Sarah Trist have said:
"We are looking forward to working with our partners to deliver an exciting and innovative programme which places new collaborations and community involvement at its heart. We would like to thank all the many people and organisations which have supported Protein on our journey to this point".