This summer, as part of dance company Protein’s 21st anniversary celebrations, audiences will be able to enjoy an array of new and acclaimed dance shows.
As part of a new digital season, audiences will be able to enjoy streamed shows from Protein’s extensive repertoire, a brand new dance film and a chance to find out more about Artistic Director Luca Silvestrini.
Following on the success of Border Tales (part of The Place Online season), on Thursday 25th June, DanceEast and The Place will stream Protein’s award winning, LOL (Lots of Love). First performed in 2011, LOL provided commentary on the then emerging online society and its language and etiquette. It has since toured extensively in the UK and internationally to critical acclaim.
Thereafter, Protein will broadcast a show a month in partnership with venues around the UK and abroad, including 2008’s Dear Body in July and a rare chance to see some of the company’s earlier works in the summer and autumn, including Silvestrini’s works for HeadSpaceDance. Each show will be available to watch for one weekend only on the company’s website. All artists involved in the filmed performance will receive royalties for the broadcasts.
A new dance film, The Sun Inside is currently being created by Protein’s Luca Silvestrini, filmmaker Roswitha Chesher and composer Andy Pink, alongside volunteer contributors from around the world who have shared their reflections on sun inside their homes. The film is part of the Protein 21 Reimagine series and takes inspiration from a film made by Protein and Roswitha Chesher in 2008 during a residency at Evelina Children’s Hospital. The new work is expected to be released during summer 2020.
Protein’s ongoing professional development training, Embrace, will also continue digitally and the forthcoming one will focus on mental health in the performing arts.
Since its first production 21 years ago, Protein has cemented its reputation as one of Britain’s most distinctive dance companies, blending bold and clever choreography with a great sense of humour while connecting theatrical experiences with timely and relevant issues. The company’s 21st anniversary celebrations draw on Luca Silvestrini’s choreographic practice and Protein’s belief that dance is for everyone. At the centre of the celebrations is Protein 21, a programme designed to Remix, Reflect on and Reimagine the company’s work.
When: From 10th June 2020
Where: All shows can be viewed at www.proteindance.co.uk
£: Free to watch
More info: www.proteindance.co.uk