(In)visible Dancing premiered on the streets of Birmingham at IDFB 2010 to great acclaim and popularity; in summer 2012 Protein worked with local performers at four UK arts festivals to create unique events at shopping centres in Doncaster, Kingston upon Thames, Southend and Coventry.
Each (In)visible Dancing event runs over a period of 8-10 days. It starts
off as a small event and increases in size every day; the first time it appears, it is
barely recognisable as dance as it develops from what looks like incidental, even strange
behaviour on the streets. About 30 minutes in length and performed twice a day
(around 1-2pm and 5pm), each time it is presented it becomes more 'visible', and gradually
becomes a fully-fledged dance performance that engages with the architecture of
each location and the behaviour of the passers-by. Finally (In)visible Dancing
culminates in a thrilling Finale that brings together around a hundred performers,
including local dance groups and passers-by that have learned the routine.
The Finales took place in:
Frenchgate Shopping Centre
Kingston upon Thames
outside Bentalls, Clarence Street
Southend on Sea
Market Way/The Precinct