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Protein dance workshops for refugees

Published: 9 April 2022
Reporter: Vera Liber

Luca Silverstrini’s Protein, the Woolwich-based dance company whose shows include Border Tales and The Little Prince, is running a three-week project at The Place Theatre in London, working with a group of asylum seeker and refugee participants, culminating in performances on Tuesday 12 April to an invited audience at The Place.

The participants, aged from 19 to 70 years old, are from Angola, Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Iran, Kuwait and Turkey and include asylum seekers new to the UK based across London and clients at the Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants.

Following the performance, participants will be invited to become Friends of Protein, giving them access to shows and helping them connect with other companies who might be able to offer further opportunities.

Protein’s Real Life Real Dance inclusion programme also encompasses creative projects with young people in Pupil Referral Units (PRU) and elders in care homes.