Protein uses original choreography, text, music and humour, connecting theatrical experiences with real life stories, resulting in witty, entertaining and provocative shows on- and off-stage.
Seeking a Producer
Would you like to work with Protein? We're looking for a producer to mould and develop the creative potential of Protein as it seeks to grow and increase its national and international profile by looking at a holistic way of integrating its many strands of work, from theatre-based productions and outdoor projects to its participation programme. This role is an opportunity to play a significant part in a team that aims to maximise Protein's creative strengths, continuing its core ambition of shaping new ways of making and presenting dance theatre. For more information and how to apply, go to Work With Us.
Talking on tour
Our very own Jo Towler, Protein's Executive Director, has just had an article published on Arts Professional. It focuses on developing a new touring model for dance and how our experiences with Border Tales can inform this. Have a read! It's great to be able to hopefully contribute meaningful data and analysis to the ongoing discussion of the issues facing dance touring in the UK - here's hoping it will inspire other companies to try something different.
Windows in Progress
Our wonderful month in Covent Garden has finally come to an end. Thank you to everyone who made Windows in Progress the memorable experience it was - Emma, Louise and Fran at the Royal Opera House; the five extraordinary performers, Elisabetta d'Aloia, Stephanie Dufresne, Fania Grigoriou, Carl Harrison and Chris Knight; the staff at East, Molton Brown, Paperchase and Bobbie's; our wonderful ushers (especially Matt); and every single person who came to see the work or 'discovered' it by chance. We've never had so many photos and videos of a show before and we're doing our best to share them around. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for more.
Commissioned for Deloitte Ignite 2014 at the Royal Opera House.
In and out of shop windows, Protein animates Covent Garden with an emerging interactive street performance that sees dancers attempt to dress and choreograph nearby shop fronts while blurring the lines between everyday life and mythology.
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The wonderful Garrett and Garrett have made this lovely short film about Windows in Progress. It's a great memento of a wonderful month. Have a look:
You can see more of their work here.
Photo competition winner
After an incredible selection of entries and an extremely difficult decision to make, we've chosen a winner of our Windows in Progress photo competition: Saulius Drungelas. Click the picture to see it in all its full-size glory.
Saulius sent us a beautiful collection of photos and we chose the one above as the overall winner. He'll now be coming along to the sharing of our next indoor work, which will focus on food! Have a look at his street photography blog.
Thank you to everyone who entered and all those who came to see the show. You can see the gallery of entries here.
Click on the date in a dark grey box to see what we're doing that day.
Language is a Virus...
Photograph by Christina Jansen
On Saturday 11 October, as part of a cross-artform centenary celebration of satirical US writer William S Burroughs, Eryck Brahmania, who you may remember from Border Tales, performed the work Luca was commissioned to make for the show. The evening, entitled Language is a Virus from Outer Space, was curated by Richard Strange, who has previously collaborated with Luca on The Banquet.
It was an incredible evening, appropriately strange and full of surprises. Thank you to Richard for inviting us to be a part of it and huge congratulations to everyone involved.