May Contain Food by Luca Silvestrini's Protein
22 January 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber
Luca Silvestrini's Protein's dance and singing fusion May Contain Food will be streamed in February on King's Place's streaming platform.
Filmed at The Place in 2016, four vocalists and four dancers all sing for their supper, whilst at home audiences can follow along by preparing and indulging in a tasting menu just like the dining audience in the recording.
Some courses feature simple ingredients such as a cherry tomato and a ball of rice, whilst adventurous audiences seeking a full sensory experience can have a go at Orlando Gough’s own recipe of sticky ginger pudding to bake during the viewing and consume at the end. The show will be accompanied by an introduction from choreographer Luca Silvestrini and composer Orlando Gough and, on the 12 February, a live chat room will enable viewers to converse with them both over supper.
The show originally toured in 2016, and the adapted versions May Contain Food May Contain You and May Contain You later toured to village halls and care homes. Food, an Italian adaptation of May Contain Food May Contain You produced in 2018 by Marche Teatro, has been touring Italy.
Silvestrini said, “screening May Contain Food, as an opportunity to literally taste a show from home, has been in my thoughts since the first lockdown in 2020. So here we are, the show is served, and I really hope people will enjoy prepping, cooking and tasting our thought provoking and delicious food-based show from the comfort of their homes.”
Introduced by choreographer Luca Silvestrini and composer Orlando Gough, the show is available 12–21 February.