Now Silvestrini and Protein have conceived an open-air promenade show, En Route, which invites audiences to take part in a journey from Woolwich Common to Royal Arsenal Riverside, accompanied along the way by dance, live music and storytelling.
Audiences will meet at Woolwich Common and be guided in groups by a performer, encountering nature as they go. A stop at the 19th-century St George’s Garrison Church will give them a chance to enjoy the beautiful ruin and garden, before continuing down towards the river for the final performance at Royal Arsenal Riverside.
Given the isolation dictated by Covid-19 restrictions over the past year and more, En Route marks a return to the feeling of being together. This is Protein's first public performance since the start of the pandemic, and in Silvestrini's own words: 'We have chosen walking as a way of rebuilding and refreshing our relationships with people and the outdoors.'
Protein is based in the borough, and since March it's been engaging with dancers and local people with online and outdoor dance classes and interactive strolls in Woolwich. En Route draws from those experiences.
You'll need to wear appropriate clothing and shoes. You'll find all the information you need, as well as a map of the route, here.
|What||En Route, Luca Silvestrini's Protein, Woolwich|
|Where||Royal Woolwich Arsenal, 97 Woolwich New Rd, London , SE18 6EF | MAP|
27 Jul 21 – 01 Aug 21, Tue to Sat 18:00, Sun 15:00 Dur.: 3hours 30 mins approx
|Price||£10.50 (concessions £6.50)|
|Website||Click here to book|