When: 12th – 16th December 2018
Where: Jerwood DanceHouse, DanceEast, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1DW
£: Tickets cost from £10 (£7 for concessions). A family ticket costs £30
What is it?
The Little Prince, a beloved tale of a child navigating the baffling world of grown-ups, has been adapted into a dance theatre production, just in time for Christmas.
Loved by children and adults around the world for generations, the classic tale by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will be given a fresh and witty adaptation, using Luca Silvestrini’s distinctive blend of dance, humour, words and music.
Audiences will be invited to join the Little Prince as he journeys through a weird and wonderful universe, meeting fascinating characters along the way, whilst learning the value of friendship and love.
Stranded in the desert where he’s crashed his plane, a pilot meets an inquisitive boy who tells him a remarkable story of how he left his own tiny asteroid and journeyed through the universe. On this journey, the Little Prince comes face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups, from a king who reigns over nothing to a businessman obsessively counting stars, from a mysterious snake to a truly wise and friendly fox.
The show invites us to look at the world through one’s heart and to reconnect with our inner child.
Formed in 1997, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein uses a blend of original choreography, humour and music to entertain and provoke audiences. The company’s idiosyncratic dance theatre is provoked by the everyday and its repertoire includes B for Body, a Place Prize Finalist in 2006, the award-winning LOL (lots of love), May Contain Food and Border Tales, which have toured nationally and internationally. Its celebrated outdoor show (In)visible Dancing was seen last year as part of Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, and more recently in August 2018 at Stockton International Riverside Festival.
More info: www.proteindance.co.uk