WHAT does society think we should look like? Should we care what others think?
Pick up a magazine, watch TV, look at the ads used to sell us everything from the newest detergent to the latest car.
And yes, society does try to tell us what we should look like and the diet and fashion industries lead the way in our body-conscious world.
The perfectly named Protein Dance gives the quest for the body perfect the once-over in its newest show which arrives at the Lawrence Batley Theatre next week.
This new piece is called Dear Body and is a development of the company’s previous show-stopping contemporary dance work, B for Body.
Meet once again Luca Silvestrini’s award-winning company as it examines one woman’s quest for the perfect body.
Ache with her as she struggles, with the help of fitness instructors, plastic surgeons and weight watchers, to achieve her target weight and shape – with consequences that are as hilarious as they are tragic.
The piece is the creation of choreographer Luca Silvestrini who was born in Jesi, Italy. He graduated in Performing Arts at Bologna University before moving to London where he studied at the Laban Centre before dancing with some of the country’s leading companies.
Expect, then, a sharp look at a subject which has been allowed to become an obsession, fuelled by the cult of celebrity and social pressure, to attain the perfect look.
Luca shines a light into the attitudes, the physical and psychological effects of our pursuit of physical perfection and asks the question…is it worth it?