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The Protocol

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. Taking this unusual setting as the starting point, the choreographer Avatâra Ayuso will take us on a journey where dance and live text question our approach to the other, reflecting on matters such as our inner fears and contradictions, prejudices and empathy.

This work has been designed as a triptych and exists in three formats:

 An indoor work for non-traditional theatre venues  //  An outdoor work   //  A short film

 

Premiere
2021
Concept, direction and choreography

Avatâra Ayuso

Dancers

Chloe Hillyar, Georgia Thomson, Jordan Ajadi

Dramaturg

Nacho Vleming

Dramaturgy

Ignacio Vleming

Script

Avatâra Ayuso

Sound design

Nick Rothwell

Script consultant

Michael Walling (Border Crossing)

Outdoor work artistic advisor

Kevin Finnan (MotionHouse)

Costume

Avatâra Ayuso and Chloe Hillyar

Producer

Ornella Salloum

A production by

AVA DANCE COMPANY

Tour Booker

Ornella@avadancecompany.com

R&D FUNDED BY

ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND & EMBASSY OF SPAIN LONDON

​Support in kind by

Maninahat Productions (UK), EiMa Creació (Spain), Birmingham Royal Ballet (UK), Motion House (UK), Creative Academy (Slough) and Harlequin Floors (UK), DanceXchange Birmingham (UK), Warwick University (UK)

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