The Protocol

Category: Show Related artist: AVA DANCE COMPANY

The Protocol is a contemporary dance-theatre work where three unfortunate characters find themselves in an unwanted situation, they have been chosen to be the ambassadors for the first encounter between humans and unknown visitors. Their mission is to develop a strategy (a protocol) to understand the outsider and survive this peculiar meeting. The piece explores the themes of inner fears, contradictions, prejudices and empathy.

The Protocol is available in three formats:
– An outdoor work
– An indoor work for traditional and non-traditional theatre
– A short film

Concept, direction and choreography: Avatâra Ayuso
Dancers: Chloe Hillyar, Georgia Thomson, Jordan Ajadi
Dramaturg: Nacho Vleming
Script: Avatâra Ayuso
Sound design: Nick Rothwell
Script consultant: Michael Walling
Outdoor work artistic advisor: Kevin Finnan
Set: Avatâra Ayuso & Eugenia Morales
Costume: Avatâra Ayuso and Chloe Hillyar
Producer: Ornella Salloum

Production funded by Arts Council England and Spanish Embassy in London.

Support in kind by MotionHouse, Creative Academy, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Harlequin Floors, Maninahat Productions and EiMa Creació.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2020
  • Length: 17 minutes
  • Performance area: Best suited in small squares or courtyards to retain a sense on intimacy with audience.
  • Approx. get-in / get out: Get in: 1 hour / Get out: 30 minutes
  • Number. of people on road: 4
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Access facilities: Relaxed performances, Other
  • Scale: Small scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: English
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

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