THURSDAY 27 JUNE 2019 (1st replica)
FRIDAY 28 JUNE 2019 (2st replica)
Il Maggiore Theater, Via S. Bernardino, 49, 28922 Verbania (VB)
7.00 PM

Music + dance + theatre + food


Marche Teatro / Protein

➣ Visions

Have you ever been influenced by the packaging of a new food product? Is it really preferable to buy zero kilo meter products? Or maybe we should become vegetarian? You are invited to sit at the tables of an original restaurant where your engaging and talented guests will capture your attention with a fun mix of dance, theatre, music and comedy. All this is FOOD! It is a sensory and participatory experience that focuses on the food and the complex relationship that individual people establish with it. The simple gesture of sitting around a table becomes an opportunity to tell stories, experiences and attitudes capable of provoking emotions and memories among the public/guest.
FOOD is the Italian version of the “May Contain Food duet, May Contain You”, made one year after the original piece. It is a work where singing and dancing are together in a balanced and equal way.

Ideation: Luca Silvestrini e Orlando Gough
Performer: Virginia Scudeletti, Simone Donati
Original music: Orlando Gough

Direction and choreography: Luca Silvestrini
Production: MARCHE TEATRO / Protein

Luca Silvestrini

A native of Jesi (An), Luca graduated from the DAMS in Bologna and in 1995 he moved to London to complete his dance studies at the Laban Center (now Trinity Laban). In 1997 he started the company “Protein”, which he co-directs with Bettina Strickler until 2004. As artistic director of “Protein”, he is known for his accessible but provocative style of dance theatre, characterized by a careful analysis of everyday life. Distinguished for making memorable mass dances, including the Big World Dance at Trafalgar Square in 2010, and for multi-generational creations internationally, Luca is often invited to teach and talk about his work in the field of community dance. , both in England and abroad. In addition to the creations for Protein, Luca has choreographed for the Royal Opera House, Transitions Dance Company, CandoCo, Bare Bones, Intoto, From Here To Maturity, Company of Elders at Sadler’s Wells, Sankalpalm, HeadSpace Dance, Verve and Sardoville. In the field of opera and theatre he has worked with English National Opera, Theater Rites, Royal Court Theater, Duckie and Youth Music Theater UK. His awards include the Jerwood Choreography Award, the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award and The Place Prize 2006 Audience Award.

Orlando Gough

Orlando Gough composes music mainly for plays (opera, theatre, dance, musical performances), but also creates great site-specific works. He composed for Rambert, the Royal Ballet, Siobhan Davies Dance, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company and the Dutch National Ballet. Other works include the Imago community opera for the Glyndebourne festival; the Road Rage opera for Garsington Opera; the site-specic Foghorn Requiem; the wide Stemmer choral work for the Bergen Festival; the choral work The Observatory (Norfolk and Norwich Festival); music for King John (Globe Theater), Bakkhai and Mr Burns (Almeida Theater), As You Like It (National Theater) and Dr Faustus (Royal Shakespeare Company). He also composed for the closing ceremony of Stavanager European Capital of Culture, for the opening event of Linz European Capital of Culture and for the reopening of the Coliseum in London.


It is one of the most important companies in the English dance theatre scene, “Protein” has developed its distinctive mix of choreography, text, comedy and music. For Protein, dance must be an expressive form accessible to everyone. Their shows, as well as being presented in the most prestigious theatres, include creations that can be housed in country clubs, hospitals for children, nursing homes for the elderly or simply in the street. The success and impact of their extensive and varied performance and dance participation program has developed over the last 20 years and, in 2016, Protein was again named Best Independent Dance Company at the National Dance Awards (award already won in 2011). Since 1997, Protein has been bringing its acclaimed productions around the world, including LOL (lots of love) (2010), Border Tales (2013), May Contain Food (2015) and presents popular street shows such as Windows in Progress ( 2014) and (In) visible Dancing, which since 2010 has now reached an audience of over 130,000 people. The company is currently struggling with the adaptation of Il Piccolo Principe, which debuted in December 2018. @proteindance #MayContainFood.