Dancers in bright green, orange, red and purple outfits, in front of a brass band in city square in Woolwich Southeast London. Part of Protein Dance’s guided performance En Route.

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Protein Dance: En Route

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Protein Dance, En Route. Photo © Foteini Christofilopoulou

An antidote to digital dislocation, guided experiences such as Protein's En Route reconnect us with place and presence

 

Covid has pushed dance increasingly into the digital realm, but also into the implacably analogue: outdoors. Can a soggy British summer play host to a truly satisfying theatrical experience? Certainly, there’s a rich cultural history underpinning Protein’s latest work. Artistic director Luca Silvestrini’s choreographed journey through Woolwich extends across this largely ungentrified corner of South East London, taking in the vast expanse of the grassy Common to the hustle of General Gordon Square, guiding audiences through time and space. To…

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