Protein Dance: May Contain Food, May Contain You

Protein Dance: May Contain Food, May Contain You

Friday 23 February 2024
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


Book here now: £11 full price • £9 or £7 if you prefer – please pay what you can*

This promises to be a captivating night out and an unforgettable reflection on our curious relationship with food. Join the award-winning Protein Dance company for an unusual evening of entertainment! With specially-composed music by celebrated composer Orlando Gough, May Contain Food May Contain You is a piece of dance theatre featuring a playful mix of dances, songs and humorous monologues.

Our main hall will be transformed, restaurant-style, for an immersive experience watching, savouring and digesting the unfolding performance. The audience will help the cast of three to bake a scrumptious sticky ginger pudding whilst sharing your own sentimental dishes that you’ve made, grown or bought. As the heady scent of spice fills the air, Protein’s charming hosts orchestrate a raffle during the interval and you, the guests, sample tasty delicacies over the course of the appetizing evening.

Audience members are invited to bring with them some food that you have made, grown or bought.

“A lip-smacking fusion of song, dance, mime and sweet aperitif tomatoes.”  The Guardian

“Excellent, beautiful singing, music, theatre, dance and food. What more could you want?” Audience member

“An immersive experience, a great community building exercise and the performers were excellent.” Audience memberMore about the show:

  • Age guidance: 12+
  • Running time: 90 minutes with a short interval
  • Please note: Late comers will not be permitted for this performance.
  • Whilst food is served during the performance this is not a full meal

Luca Silvestrini’s Protein is an award-winning company based at Woolwich Works in the Royal Borough of Greenwich; in 2022 the company was presented with the Civic Award for Arts and Entertainment. Protein creates dance theatre opportunities with and for audiences. They take our work to a variety of places including theatres, high streets, care homes and schools across the UK and the rest of the world.

This show is brought to you by Villages in Action in partnership with the Rural Touring Dance Initiative.

Conceived and Directed by Luca Silvestrini
Devised and performed by Sonya Cullingford, Carl Harrison/Matthew Winston Associate Director and Performer Rachele Rapisardi
Design by Yann Seabra
Music composed by Orlando Gough
Music Director Michael Henry
Photo by Chris Nash.

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