This weekend, the streets of Woolwich will see professional dancers and local groups join together in a mass-participation pop up event.
Hailing from the leafy borough of Greenwich, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein will for the first time bring their community-invigorating show to London as they take over the streets of Woolwich with (In)visible Dancing.
After several weeks of build-up and rehearsals, on Sunday 4th August a flash-mob style finale – with more than 200 dancers, six live musicians and any passers-by who have learned the steps – will take place.
Protein have been working with local groups to create the final piece, which will be performed in the town centre. Participants range across generations and cultures, from children to the elderly, from Nepalese to Caribbean to Middle Eastern (and of course a lot of London). Luca Silvestrini has been working with the community to incorporate their own style of dancing into the final flash mob.
The event aims to bring new life to the public high street and reconnect different parts of the community through the joy of dance. It will mark the area’s journey towards becoming a landmark cultural destination when the Woolwich Creative District opens in 2020.
When: 4th August 2019, 3pm – 4pm
Where: Woolwich town centre
More info: www.proteindance.co.uk