In and out of shop windows, this is an emerging interactive street performance that sees dancers attempt to dress and choreograph shop fronts while blurring the lines between everyday life and mythology.
Seen by over 6,000 in the summer of 2014 in Covent Garden, London, this accessible, funny and beautiful show is available for touring to shops around the world. Each showing lasts around 45 mins and can be performed two/three times each day.
Windows in Progress encompasses Protein’s trademark wit, colourful characters and a bundle of surprises to entice passers-by of all ages.
"Had to keep my hands in my pocket to stop myself applauding continuously." Audience reaction
"Joyful & hilarious in equal measure." Audience reation
"Fantastic, funny piece in Covent Garden, audience were enthralled." Audience reaction
Stephanie is a dancer, actor and maker from the West of Ireland currently based in Dublin.
Stephanie holds a BA in Dance from the Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands. Since graduating she has worked for companies and choreographers in the UK, the Netherlands and Ireland such as Protein Dance, Icon Dance, Chrysalis Dance, United Fall/Emma Martin, Dam Van Huynh, Marguerite Donlon, Theo Clinkard, Liz Roche and John Heginbotham.
Stephanie danced with Luca Silvestrini’s Protein in Windows in Progress, 2014.
Born in Greece, Fania, studied at the State School of Dance in Athens. She joined the National Theatre of Northern Greece and after 3 years she moved to London to become a freelance artist.
She has since worked with PunchDrunk Theatre Company, National Theatre London, The Royal Opera House, Satore Studio,Yorke Dance Project, Maiden Voyage,The Chemical Brothers, Pet Shop Boys and choreographers such as; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Liam Steel, Fernando Magadan, Cameron McMillan, Lynne Page , Paula Rosolen, Amit Lahav and Alex Reynolds, amongst others.
Film Credits include: The Mummy, How to talk to girls at parties, Les Miserables and Anna Karenina.
She holds an advanced level qualification in Stage Combat(APC).
Fania has returned from Shanghai, China after an extensive period of performing in the immersive theatre show, Sleep No More, with the award winning company Punchdrunk Global.
She danced with Luca Silvestrini’s Protein in (In)visible Dancing, LOL (lots of love), Windows in Progress and The Picnic.
Originally from Manchester, Carl Harrison graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with a 1st Class Honours and was also the co-winner of the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Contemporary Dance.
He has worked with Punchdrunk Theatre Company in London. His previous credits include working with Aletta Collins (Carmen, Salzburg), Maresa Von Stockert (SEASAW), Colin Poole, Katie Green, Darren Ellis, Junk Ensemble, Fitzgerald & Stapleton and Thick & Tight. He first worked with Luca Silvestrini’s Protein in 2014 on their outdoor piece Windows in Progress as part of the Royal Opera House Deloitte Ignite Festival.
Apart from performing, Carl’s other passions are women’s rights and food. Preferably at the same time.
Chris Knight grew up in Herefordshire and started out breaking with mates as a teenager. This was moulded into an early form of 2Faced Dance Company with the friends touring shows up and down the country. Chris then went on to complete his professional training at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and London Contemporary Dance School, where he graduated in 2012 with a BA (Hons). He has since performed in and out of the UK for Companies and Choreographers including: Company Decalage, Balletto Civile, Matthias Kass, Maura Morales, Shumpei Nemoto, Robin Dingemans and Sweetshop Revolution.
Chris performed in Protein’s (In)visible Dancing and Windows in Progress.
Elisabetta d’Aloia is a performer, rehearsal director and assistant choreographer.
Born in Italy she trained at The Place and Laban where she gained an MA in Performance. As a movement director and assistant choreographer Elisabetta has worked with Russell Maliphant, Kim Brandstrup, Luca Silvestrini, Cameron McMillan, Alexander Whitley. As a performer Elisabetta has created work and performed with Transitions Dance Company, Bare Bones, Retina Dance Company, Russell Maliphant Company, Stephanie Schober & Dance Company, Sarah Dowling and Theatre Rites.
As a freelancer her credits include Frantic Assembly, William Tuckett, Hofesh Shechter, Akram Khan, Kim Brandstrup, Arthur Pita, Jasmin Vardimon and Javier De Frutos. She has performed and assisted in operas directed by Deborah Warner and Carousel directed by Jo Davies. Elisabetta is the Subject Leader for the Centre for Advanced Training in Birmingham at DanceXchange. She is also a freelance dance teacher. Elisabetta danced with Luca Silvestrini’s Protein in Windows in Progress in 2014.
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Covent Garden Piazza, London
4-6, 8, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 September 2014 produced by Royal Opera House for Deloitte Ignite Festival
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