About Protein Dance
Protein is one of the most distinctive voices in British dance theatre, Artistic Director and founder Luca Silvestrini has been using a blend of original choreography, text, humour and music to entertain and provoke audiences since 1998.
Protein’s shows connect theatrical experiences with the everyday and real-life stories that engage audiences and participants in both on-and-off stage productions.
We believe in bringing the audience closer, inviting them to connect with what’s happening on stage, whether through subject matter, location, or the way performers directly address the audience bridging the divide between watching and participating. Our shows are devised by Luca with professional performers/artists or with a mix of professionals and participants. The success and impact of Protein’s performance and participation programme has grown nationally and internationally over the last two decades and in 2016, Protein was again nominated (having won the accolade in 2011) for the best Independent Company at the National Dance Awards.
2019-20 is Protein’s 21st anniversary and to mark the occasion, we are celebrating those who have made the 21 years possible and inviting dance organisations from across the UK to be inspired by Protein’s past work by creating a contemporary response.