Exeter Dance International Film Festival: This is Us

We are thrilled to share Protein’s dance film, This is Us, has been selected for Exeter Dance International Film Festival.

The film, created with and performed by students from New Directions PRU and Protein dance artists in 2021, continues to be shared with audiences world wide. Part of our Real Life, Real Dance participation programme and created over a three-week intensive creation period for young people attending an alternative provision school, the film is influenced by Protein’s Border Tales, exploring themes of multiculturalism and identity.

The film will now be shown at Exeter Dance International Film Festival which takes place from 14th October till 22nd October 2023. Online screenings will be available throughout the festival and a live screening will take place on 14th October.

This is Us has also received an Honourable Mention at the Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival (2021) and Greenwich Film Festival (2023). 

Find out more and get tickets here.

This is Us was created as part of JOIN THE DOCKS and supported by the Royal Docks Team.

Filmed at The Silver Building, The Crystal Gardens, Royal Victoria Dock Bridge and other locations in the Royal Docks, London Borough of Newham in May 2021.

Luca Silvestrini’s Protein and New Directions would like to give enormous thanks to all the participants who have been part of the creative process. Special thanks to, all the New Directions support staff, Calvin, Steve, Annette and Sabah and mentor David, as well as Alex and all the team at Join the Docks, Efahne Bissessur, Emily Gunn, Dani at House of Mass, Adam and Joel at Silver Building and Molly at East London Dance.

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