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People Dancing: Together

People Dancing and Protein present ‘People Dancing: Together’

Dance partners create new programme of participatory dance, focused on an annual international performance

Building on the legacy of successful previous collaborations, People Dancing and dance company Luca Silvestrini's Protein have forged even closer links with a four-year partnership.

Focused on the simple but intensely human activity of people dancing together, the two companies have established an ambitious programme of participatory dance. People Dancing: Together will engage the general public in creating and performing dance with friends and families, and in diverse communities across the world.

Running from 2018 to 2020, this will feature:

  • A campaign to generate greater public engagement in dance through public performance events and the open availability of choreographic resources
  • An annual celebratory international performance day, starting in 2019
  • Resources for worldwide use by dance leaders, teachers and practitioners
  • International collaboration and cultural exchange through participatory dance, offering specific connections between UK-based artists and practice
  • An online platform, tools and resources for teachers and partner organisations.


“We are very excited to partner with People Dancing and to build on the mass participation work we started with Big Dance. We will be working with artists, teachers and communities across the country and look forward to engaging all and everyone in turning their everyday lives into extraordinary dance.”

Luca Silvestrini, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Protein


“We’re really thrilled to be working with Protein, a long-time friend and collaborator in changing perceptions of what dance is and who dances. The People Dancing: Together programme unites what both our organisations do – great dance, and great opportunities for participation in dance – in a really creative and fun programme. We very much hope everyone will identify with this and get involved.”

Chris Stenton, Executive Director, People Dancing