One of the most distinctive voices in British dance theatre, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein has used a blend of original choreography, text, humour and music to entertain and provoke audiences since 1997. 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.
Protein’s latest show is The Little Prince, a dance theatre production for children and grown-ups based on the world-famous and much-loved French novella.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s enchanting and enlightened account of The Little Prince is a natural match for Silvestrini’s quirky and humour-filled observations on the human condition. The young boy’s life-story journeys through the exasperating world of grown-ups, describing meeting a king who reigns over nothing and encounters with a businessman obsessively counting stars and a vain man craving admiration from all who pass by. With Protein’s trade-mark mix of dance, text, music and fun, audiences are encouraged to re-imagine the world through their hearts, embracing a sense of grounded universality, and reconnecting with the child that’s in all of us.
Silvestrini’s magical world of The Little Prince is interpreted by costume and set designer Yann Seabra (May Contain Food, Stepmother/Stepfather), lighting designer Jackie Shemesh (Border Tales, Juliet and Romeo) and composer Frank Moon (The Little Match Girl). Protein’s cast is Faith Prendergast as The Little Prince, Jack Sergison, Andrew Gardiner and Donna Lennard.
“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Upcoming tour dates:
1 December The Point Eastleigh (preview)
12-16 December DanceEast Ipswich
21 & 22 December AMATA Falmouth