May 10, 2016


Luca Si lvestrini, Kip Johnson & SALT 2016 company

Wadebridge Town Centre (PL27 7BX) | Sat 2nd July | 5pm

(Assemble at the John Betjeman Centre from 4.30pm onwards.)

 Pay what you can: No amount too large or small. We’ll have collection buckets at the end of the show, you’re welcome to pay what you can!

What they say

Meetings and partings, past encounters on platforms, and the connections between people are all brought to life in this piece devised and choreographed by Luca Silvestrini, in collaboration with dancer Kip Johnson. Take this guided walk around Wadebridge and you’ll encounter performances from a cast of inter-generational performers. From the John Betjeman Centre, right through to Wadebridge Town Hall, parents and their toddlers, young people and older dancers, will take their inspiration from Wadebridge’s history as a railway town.

Luca is Artistic Director of National Dance Award-winning company Protein. He is well-known for his fantastic dance theatre work with inter-generational groups and has created large-scale, full-length productions in Valenciennes, Athens, Barcelona, Turin, London and Kinosaki, Japan and now, Wadebridge. He has won a Jerwood Choreography Award, a Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award and The Place Prize 2006 Audience Award and was one of the first recipients of a Rayne Fellowship for Choreographers. Kip has worked with Lea Anderson, Vincent Dance Theatre, Funny Bones, Tilted Productions, Seke Chimutengwende, Ultima Vez and Gecko. Kip first worked with Protein in 2005, while a young dancer with Ludus Youth Dance Company. He then joined the company for the making and touring of its production LOL (lots of love) in 2009. Luca and Kip both worked on the bike choreography for Bikelights in Wadebridge in 2015.

What we say

Luca is known for his fantastic work with inter-generational groups, and in particular his brilliant work with parents and toddlers. See Wadebridge with new perspective in this beautiful promenade performance.

Access: The performance is fully accessible – all routes and spaces are reasonably flat and manageable. Please dress appropriately for the weather.


Devised and choreographed by Luca Silvestrini with Kip Johnson
Our thanks to our project partners: Wadebridge Academy, Wadebridge School and The John Betjeman Centre
Photo: Igaki Photo Studio

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