THE timing could scarcely have been better.
Little more than a week after Yorkshire-based dance company Protein Dance wins a major award, its latest show will go on stage in Huddersfield.
Victoria Firth, director of the Lawrence Batley Theatre saw the show, L.O.L (lots of love) in Edinburgh last summer – and loved it.
So she pencilled the company into her spring season and next Thursday, (February 2), the show is at the LBT for just one performance.
The company brings with it a resounding recommendation not just from Victoria but from the critics.
Earlier this week, it was chosen as the Best Independent Company at The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.
The awards are decided by the 60 members of the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle after nominations and voting.
Master of Ceremonies for the awards and Chief Executive of the venue, The Place, Kenneth Tharp, said: “The National Dance Awards are a hugely important moment in the annual calendar for us all to celebrate the most memorable achievements in dance from the past year.”
The award crowns a successful few months for the company which in November became a new associate of Yorkshire Dance in Leeds.
Luca Silvestrini’s company tackles technology and dating in this new piece.
Against a video wall of screen-gazing individuals, six cyber souls nail the language of life online in their quest for romance.Š
These dancers talk and dance at speed. They tackle the baffling etiquette of romance via the electronic media and offer a razor-sharp commentary on our Facebook society and the art of communication.
Protein Dance visits the Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield on February 2. Tickets from the theatre box office on 01484 430528 or online at www.thelbt.org.