About There and Here

Winner of The Stage Awards Community Project of the Year 2023

There and Here brings together an ensemble of people from across the world.

During a three-week project at The Place, participants come together to sing, dance, express their creativity and share their individual stories and collective resilience.

There and Here is a performance dedicated to people worldwide forcibly displaced because of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations, or disasters of climate change.

This project is part of Protein’s inclusion programme, Real Life Real Dance, where Protein work with children and young people in alternative provision schools and hospitals, as well as with elders in care homes and refugees and migrants. This work seeks to engage and empower using our performance-led collaborative approach inspired by the participants’ lives and experiences.

There and Here is funded by The Place, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, City Bridge Foundation, The Rayne Foundation & Foyle Foundation. This project is supported by, Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants, Migrant Help UK, Royal Borough of Greenwich and the Greenwich Borough of Sanctuary.

About Luca Silvestrini’s Protein

One of the most distinctive voices in British dance theatre, Artistic Director Luca Silvestrini has been using a blend of original choreography, text, music and social commentary to engage and entertain audiences and participants for over two decades.

Protein connects people to the performance through storytelling, locations or the way in which the performers invite them in, breaking down the boundaries between watching and participating.

Protein’s critically acclaimed wide range of productions and outreach projects are much admired and in demand across the UK and the world.


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