Yorkshire Dance is proud to announce a new association with Luca Silvestrini’s Protein. As a Yorkshire Dance Partner, Protein will be developing a series of exciting new performance projects in Leeds and the county of Yorkshire over the next few years.
The partnership is the culmination of a decade long relationship with Protein which began with the commission of Publife in 2001 and has continued with a series of highly successful participatory and professional development projects. Most notably, the Yorkshire Dance commission of Protein’s inter-generational work Alfresco has been hugely influential, leading Luca Silvestrini to produce a series of such projects internationally, most recently with Greenwich Dance in London and Mercat de las Flors in Barcelona.
Luca Silvestrini released a statement saying: “This partnership strengthens Protein’s relationship with the county of Yorkshire and Leeds which has always been very important to the company. Our shared commitment to dance work grounded in the everyday experience of participants is the main focus, and we believe that, with this joint ethos, we will create work for Yorkshire which is accessible, relevant and defines innovative contexts in which to enrich the dance experience of participants and audiences. The partnership complements Protein’s continued associations with other key dance agencies, The Place, Greenwich Dance and DanceXchange.”
In the run up to the formal start date for the partnership in April 2012, Protein is in Yorkshire with performances of its critically acclaimed work, LOL (lots of love) at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield (2 February) and Sheffield Lyceum (3 April).