A bilingual exploration of competitive behaviour between an Italian man and a Swiss woman.
Protein’s launch and first ever public performance was Duel on 21 January 1998 at The Place, as part of Resolution. Later on this signature duet went onto a national and international tour and was performed at different gala performances including the Jerwood Choreography Award at Royal Opera House, London
In 2000, Duel came second place at the International Competition for Choreographers in The Netherlands. As a result of that, acclaimed Dutch company Galili Dance introduced the piece in their repertoire.
The last ever performance of Duel was in 2005 in Montreal, Canada. Protein’s dancer Esther Weisskopf performed in Bettina Strickler’s role.
Running time approx. 17 minutes