Social Media through Dance; Advertising Leisure Feature

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Social Media through Dance; Advertising Leisure Feature


AN award-winning dance company is coming to Knowsley with a smash-hit take on the age of the social media.

Protein Dance will perform LOL (Lots of Love) at the Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park on Longview Drive, Huyton on Saturday, March 31 at 7.30pm.

They will also be running workshops for local schools on Thursday, March 29 and a schools' matinee performance on Friday, March 30 at 1.30pm.

It is a fast-paced show of dance and talk where dancers place the world of emailing, texts and tweets before the audience.

Protein's creator, Luca Silvestrini said: "The show is about the search for love and companionship in a vastly better connected, but increasingly isolated, global society."

Social media images are played on three giant screens behind the dancers and a keyboard-like tapping sound fills the show's score.

Protein's six dancers stylishly nail the language of life online, talking and dancing at speed and making straight-to -the-audience confessionals.

With video animation by Rachel Davies and original music by Andy Pink, the show makes a razor-sharp commentary on our Facebook society.

Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley's cabinet member for Leisure, Community and Culture, said: "Protein is one of the top dance companies in the country, their work has humour but also some sadness, communicated through amazing dance.

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