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Thursday 20th June 2019

Museo Archeologico – Ancona

LUCA SILVESTRINI FOODproduction Marche Teatro

Ironic and exhilarating, “FOOD” invites the audience for the convivial moment of everyday life, the meal, unusually told through dance, music, theatre and…tomatoes.

The audience is welcomed by the company and invited to seat, choosing one of the thematic tables (meat, fish, vegetables, junk food, pasta, tradition); the performers/waiters offer drinks and ask the spectators about their relationship with food.

The show uses movement and music to witty and playfully address the awareness of eating, our relationship with food, its meaning in our daily life as a moment of encounter and sharing with others; it creates a profound sense of community and inclusion in the audience, that is actively involved in the performance baking a cake, taking part in a raffle, tasting food in a unusual way.

The show, that can be staged out of regular venues, is accessible and enjoyable for the audience of any age: the Italian production in 2018 has toured in the region hit by the earthquake, while the original English version was staged in community center, retirement houses, not theatrical venues.

“The original idea was a sensorial and partecipative performance about food and our always getting more complex relationship with it. At some point, we have realized that this playful night, sitting on a table and tasting together, could become a way to tell stories, experiences and inclinations capable of evoking memories and emotions, creating a convivial and intimate dimension.” Luca Silvestrini


performer Simone Donati e Virginia Scudeletti

with the participation of Serena Martarelli

original music Orlando Gough

direction and choreography Luca Silvestrini

scene and costume Yann Seabra

light design Jackie Shemesh

production MARCHE TEATRO / Protein

Luca Silvestrini, born in Jesi, graduated in Performing Arts at Bologna University and completed his dance training at Laban, London. In 1997 he founds Protein, becoming widely known for idiosyncratic dance theatre work provoked by its deep connections with the everyday. His personality is stamped on large-scale cross-generational and participatory events (including Big World Dance, Trafalgar Square, 2010); he is invited to teach and speak in conferences about its work.

He has created work for Royal Opera House, Transitions Dance Company, CandoCo, Bare Bones, Intoto, From Here To Maturity, Company of Elders at Sadler’s Wells, Sankalpalm, HeadSpace Dance, Verve and Sardoville. Theatre and opera credits include work for English National Opera, Theatre Rites, Royal Court Theatre, Duckie e Youth Music Theatre UK.

His awards include Jerwood Choreography Award, Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award and The Place Prize 2006 Audience Award.

Orlando Gough is a composer (and sometimes lyricist, librettist, music director, MC, recording engineer, cookery writer), who writes operas, choral music, music-theatre, music for dance and theatre, and creates large-scale site-specific work. He has composed for Rambert, Royal Ballet, Siobhan Davies Dance, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company and Dutch National Ballet. Other works include community opera Imago for festival Glyndebourne; opera Road Rage for Garsington Opera; site-specic Foghorn Requiem; choral piece Stemmer for Bergen Festival; choral piece The Observatory (Norfolk and Norwich Festival); music for King John (Globe Theatre), Bakkhai Mr Burns (Almeida Theatre), As You Like It (National Theatre) and Dr Faustus (Royal Shakespeare Company). He has also composed for the closing ceremony of Stavanager European Capital of Culture, opening ceremony of Linz European Capital of Culture and re opening of Coliseum in London. 

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