'LOL (lots of love)' is a performance by Luca Silvestrini's dance company 'Protein', which won the Best Independent Company award in the National Dance Awards 2011 and was nominated for three further awards, including Outstanding Achievement in Dance during the Theatre Awards UK in 2011.
Known for creating witty and profound dance theatre influenced by everyday life, Luca Silvestrini's Protein has struck dance gold with this timely, critically acclaimed production.
Against a video wall of screen-gazing individuals, six cyber souls stylishly nail the language of life online in their quest for romance. Talking and dancing at speed, they tackle the baffling etiquette of electronic discourse, make hilarious straight-to-the audience confessions, and dance the physical equivalent of poking and tweeting. With video animation by Rachel Davies and original music by Andy Pink, these ingredients conjure a razor-sharp commentary on our Facebook society, and an affecting rendering of human need.
Commissioned by DanceEast, Greenwich Dance and The Place, and supported by South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.
Luca Silvestrini's Protein performed LOL (lots of love) at the British Council Edinburgh Showcase in 2011.
Following the success of its 2011 tour, LOL was presented in:
Beirut on 13 and 14 February
Carthage on 18 and 19 February
Marrakesh on 7 March
Ramallah on 11 March
The tour included performances of LOL, post-show discussions and talks inspired by the content and artistic process of the work, as well as workshops in collaboration with theatre professionals and artists from the Middle East and North Africa region.
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