Protein connects people and everyday life through dance
Border Tales 2018
Missed us last year? Our acclaimed show returns this spring!
Following a phenomenal run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 to sold-out audiences, Border Tales makes a return due to popular demand. This colourful commentary on multicultural Britain shown through dance, live music and dialogue compiled from the performers’ personal experiences, Border Tales looks at post-Brexit Britain seen through the eyes of its international cast.
★★★★★ "Funny, thought-provoking and consistently entertaining, Border Tales celebrates our differences, acknowledges our sameness and does more to repair the rifts than politics ever could." The Scotsman
Post show debate
Continuing the Conversation: Post Show Panel Discussion
The Albany, Deptford
Thursday 19 April
Stay in your seats after the show and take part in this lively discussion!
Our guests Tolu Agbelusi (poet and playwright), Arti Prashar (Spare Tyre) and Yomi Sode (writer and performer) alongside Protein’s artistic director, Luca Silvestrini will be discussing the tensions at play as they live, work and make art in a multicultural Britain.
Hosting the event is our guest Chair Simon Pitts from BBC World Service.
The Albany, London
Thursday 19 April 2018
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Tuesday 24 April 2018
South Hill Park, Bracknell
Wednesday 25 April 2018
Leicester Grammar School
Monday 30 April 2018
Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes
Tuesday 1 May 2018
Zeughaus Kultur, Brig Glis, Switzerland
Friday 25 May 2018
FITS2018, Sibiu, Romania
Tuesday 12 June 2018
Our work in care homes
Celebrating older people
As part of our tour this spring, Protein will be also be visiting sixteen different care homes and residential centres, with a specially adapted version of the show May Contain Food, May Contain You. Using dance, singing and the familiar subject of food we offer older people and opportunity to connect with others.
It's about us bringing light and laughter to a community who rarely get the chance to have a 'change of scenery'.
Want to chat to someone about our work with older people? please contact Melanie Precious our Creative Producer.
We have moved!
We have a new home!
Protein are still working in the borough of Greenwich but have moved offices and are a step further to working in the new cultural district in Woolwich.
We are delighted that our temporary home is University of Greenwich in Woolwich, where we look forward to meeting our new neighbours!
Our new number: 020 8331 9665
Luca Silvestrini's Protein
University of Greenwich
Protein - who we are
Seeing the world differently through dance
Protein is one of the most distinctive voices in British dance theatre. With our own way of blending choreography, text, humour and music, Protein challenges what dance can be and most importantly, what it can do to others.
Protein believes in bringing people closer, inviting them to connect with what’s happening on stage and breaking the boundaries between watching and participating.
Protein is a company who is passionate about bringing dance to those who have no access to the theatre, and this is why we not only perform in traditional venues and festivals, but in village halls, care homes and your local high street!