News: Luca Silvestrini on why he makes dance.

Friday 15 May 2015 by Clare Evans

Protein - Border Tales
Photo: Chris Nash

Luca Silvestrini talks to the Guardian about how making work with non-dancers who and are dealing with difficult, sometimes life-threatening issues has inspired and empowered him.

“For years now I’ve been making dance work that has less public visibility, but focuses on those who can be invisible in our society… This work has taught me that being creative with your body and performing your own work in front of an audience is highly transformative. It encourages positive thinking and demonstrates that anyone has the potential to achieve. It’s true to say that creative and artistic activities in general can be life affirming, but I believe dance does something more: it deeply brings you in touch with the self, uniting the physical, the intellectual and the emotional.”

Read more: The Guardian, 15 May 2015

Luca Silvestrini’s Protein presents Border Tales as part of Greenwich Dances 2015, on 22 and 23 May

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