to complement dance studies at primary, secondary, FE and HE levels. Our dance artists can support the dance curriculum to meet specific needs, employing the techniques used in creating dance for Protein, or base it on our current repertoire.
With particular attention paid to working with improvisation and creating an original and meaningful movement vocabulary, students are given the opportunity to learn Protein's creative approach while experimenting with their own findings.
If you have a specific format or outcome to work towards, workshops can range from two hours to a full day, or longer residencies over days/weeks focusing on the creation of a new piece.
Protein also offers CPD for teachers and extensive support for non-dance and dance specialists. This is normally integrated into the work with the young people on each project.
In action: schools
In January 2014, Protein worked with five schools (four secondary, one primary) in the Black Country. Spending three days in each school, Protein dance artists worked with students to create their own piece based on Border Tales, looking at the themes of cultural identity and life in the UK.
The five new pieces were then combined into one performance, entitled Them and Us, which took place in Wolverhampton Arena to a packed house of friends and family. Over 130 students were involved, aged 8-18.
Watch 'The Arena' clip for highlights of the show.
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"It has been a good opportunity to have and I would happily do it again."
"I enjoyed being able to create my own part in the dance and not just being taught a routine."
"It was entertaining and thank you for this opportunity."
"I enjoyed the whole process, particularly the creation process. I really feel that more opportunities like this should be available."
"I loved learning all the work and having a go at their technique."