Protein’s new outdoor promenade experience in Woolwich.
A journey of discovery through different worlds, En Route moved through the streets, green and iconic public spaces of Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, from Friday 30 July to Sunday 1 August 2021.
Bonnie Bird Choreography Award winner (2005), Temitope Ajose Cutting has created and staged works for venues such as Royal Opera House and ROH2. She has been commissioned by The Place Prize Bloomberg, and exciting dance producer Eckhard Thiemann at the Lowry. Her works have been performed at DanceXchange, RichMix, Dance base in Edinburgh, Swindon Dance and the Soho Joyce (New York).
As a dancer, Temitope has worked with Punchdrunk, director Carrie Cracknell at The Gate Theatre and very recently at The National Theatre, director Amy Hodge, Boxd productions, Theo Clinkard and Lea Anderson, Joe Moran and Sue Maclaine. in addition to this she has been part of the performance team re-staging Joan Jonas retrospective at the Tate Modern, working with choreographer and curator Nefeli Skarmea for artist Megan Rooney at the Serpentine Pavilion and now working closely with Megan Rooney for her solo show at Kunsthalle and most recently the Lyon Bianale.
Temitope continues to make her work producing a show at The Southbank this autumn with director Jo Tyabji working on the politics of public speaking with an extraordinary cast.
Temitope performs in Protein’s Border Tales and co-delivers Protein 21 Reimagine, creating works across the UK in response to Protein’s repertoire.
Sophie Arstall is a dancer, maker and facilitator, working for choreographers in the UK and abroad: Hagit Yakira, guest artist for Candoco Dance Company, Rosemary Lee, Stacked Wonky, Vanessa Grasse, Annie Hanauer, Attik Dance, Ingri Fiksdal, Rosie Kay, Willi Dorner, Tony Mira, Ben Wright, Charlie Morrissey, for Glyndebourne and Toulouse Opera, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival and the Tate Galleries.
She makes her own work with collaborator Elizabeth Barker under the name Average Height Ladies. Commissions include work for The Horniman Museum, South Bank Centre, Trinity Laban and Channel 4 Random Acts. She also teaches professional and community classes across London and the UK.
Born in Essex, UK, Eryck trained at The Royal Ballet School. Eryck’s dance career has seen him work for companies including Rambert Dance Company, Michael Clark Dance Company, Humanoove, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein, Company Chameleon, Alexander Whitley Dance, New Movement Collective, Musemotion, and Hong Kong Ballet. He has performed works by Christopher Bruce, Itzik Galili, Richard Alston, Merce Cunningham, Siobhan Davies, Luca Silvestrini, Garry Stewart, Mark Baldwin, Andre Gingras, Darshan Singh Buller, Paul Taylor, and many others.
For Protein, Eryck performed in Border Tales and was rehearsal director during May Contain Food. Eryck has also worked on movement development for numerous West End musicals including Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Groundhog Day and Frozen. In addition to dancing Eryck teaches yoga and Vedantic thought and trained under renowned teacher Claire Missingham. He teaches at studios across London.
Sonya Cullingford is a London-based actor, dancer and musician. She recently filmed a role in Barry Levinson’s Harry Haft, appeared as Wally in BBC2’s Egon Schiele; Dangerous Desires and Satan in Impermanence’s The Ballet of the Nations. She performs regularly with Impermanence Dance Theatre, in Wayne Parsons’ Vestige. She has worked extensively with Will Tuckett, most recently in Elizabeth at the Barbican. She was original cast in Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man, played ‘Lavinia’ in Titus Andronicus, and has also appeared in Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl and Les Miserables. She is currently performing in London playing ‘Anna’ in Souvenir with Any One Thing. She is represented in London by Eadon Management.
Sonya performed in Protein’s multidisciplinary May Contain Food.
Anders Duckworth is a Swedish/British non-binary, performer and choreographer and grew up in South Devon.
In 2014, they graduated from London Contemporary Dance School and joined Maresa Von Stockert’s Tilted Productions for 5 years working alongside dancers and circus performers in both indoor and outdoor work. They have also danced for choreographers including Lea Anderson, Kasia Witek, Jose Agudo and Requardt & Rosenberg, and in their own work, most recently, Well Lit, which premiered in Sweden in 2020.
Tom trained in contemporary dance at Laban, London followed by the CCN in Montpellier, France. He has worked with artists such as Hofesh Shechter, Ben Wright, Rosemary Lee, Charlotte Spencer, Yuval Pick and Charlie Morrissey.
Since 2010, Tom has worked on various projects with Luca Silvestrini’s Protein including (In)visible Dancing, To The Bone, Crossroads and Real Life Real Dance, engaging migrants, refugees, and students from pupil referral units in dance.
Tom has an extensive teaching practice that includes dance, movement and nature-based outdoor workshops.
Folu’s journey into the arts began at Glenthorne High School where he developed an interest in dance and theatre. Following this he decided to take more of a focus in dance where he we trained at The Place CAT scheme and became a member of the National Youth Dance Company from the years 2013-2015.
Folu took his training further when he went to study at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (2015-2018) where he had the opportunity and privilege to learn from and collaborate with both the faculty of the school as well as his fellow students. Upon graduating Folu has had the opportunity of working alongside various companies and artists, such as Russell Maliphant Dance Company, Teac Damsa, Gavin Coward, National Dance Company Wales and Tribe//.
Alongside collaborating with other artists as a performer, Folu is also currently developing his own ideas and work in storytelling through the mediums of movement, writing and film.
Rachele Rapisardi graduated from CODARTS (NL) and then relocated to London where she joined EDge11. Since leaving EDge Rachele has worked with companies and independent choreographers such as Lost Dog (Ben Duke), Luca Silvestrini’s Protein, ilDance, Clod Ensemble, Gwyn Emberton Dance, Emma Martin Dance, Theo Clinkard, Quang Kien Van, Emanuel Gat, Jorge Crecis, Jose Agudo, James Finnemore, Christopher Evans and Neus Gil Cortes, spanning across the UK, Sweden, Israel and Ireland. Since obtaining her MA in Performing Arts in 2015, Rapisardi has been also developing her freelance career as a teacher, rehearsal director and associate director in particular with Protein Dance.
Work with Luca Silvestrini’s Protein (2014 onwards): As a performer Rachele has been part of Invisible Dancing (2014-2018). As a teacher and co-leader she has been working with professionals and students (from GCSE to MA) as part of Protein’s educational programme for Border Tales in 2017-2018. As an Associate Director in 2018 for the rural touring of ʻMay Contain food, May Contain Youʼ in theatres, community halls and care homes.
She has also been very involved co-leading and delivering community-based projects as part of Protein’s RLRD programme ‘There and Here’ 2015 – performance with refugees and asylum seekers from the Islington Centre in London. ‘XOXO’ (2016) and ‘These is Us’ (2017, 2019) – performances with Pupils in Referral Units (PRU) in South East London and Stockton-on-Tees
Kenny Wing Tao Ho is a performer and artist based in London. He began training and competing in breakdance and then went on to study at London Contemporary Dance School.
Kenny began his career, on the stage of the 2012 London Olympics, with Akram Khan, and has since gone on to work with Hofesh Shechter Company and Gecko Theatre. He continues to work with these companies, as a performer, teacher and creator. More recently with Jose Agudo and Dickson Mbi.
Kenny performs with Luca Silvestrini’s Protein in Border Tales and is part of Protein 21 Reimagine, creating works across the UK in response to Protein’s repertoire.
Protein would like to mention the people who have supported En Route: former Executive Director Franck Bordese; Velia Papa, Alessia Ercoli and everyone at Marche Teatro; Jane Downes, Jas Sahota and everyone at the Woolwich Common Community Centre; Major John Braybook, Capt. Colin Dance, Capt. Hawke and Diane Mason at the Royal Artillery Barracks; Annie Hanauer; Ali Grannagé-Stewart and Hatti Smith at Woolwich Works; Janine Whittaker, Steve Cox, Corrina Woolmer at Royal Borough of Greenwich Council; Carolina Correia at Berkley Homes; Ruth Dodson and Tim Barnes from St. George’s Garrison Church; Dave Mann at Beresford Square Street Market; Chi-Chi Nwanoku and Chineke! Foundation; Sushil Prajapati at Red Lion Noodle Bar; Aimee White at Volunteer Centre Greenwich and all the volunteers.
A special thank you to everyone who has taken part in all our roaming activities, dance and singing classes and lunchtime conversations as part of Open Fridays, our weekly programme devoted to community and public engagement that ran throughout and influenced the research and making of En Route.
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