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The Little Prince

© Chris Nash

Ending the autumn season on a high, DanceEast have co-commissioned alongside The Place, a premiere from Luca Silvestrini’s Protein, to re-create the well-known story, The Little Prince. This unique reformation of The Little Prince aims to challenge audiences of any ages to view the world through their hearts and reconnect with the child that’s in us all.

The story is retold by four dancers using Luca Silvestrini’s trademark style of dance, humour, words and music that is set to engage audiences on a variety of levels. Whilst The Little Prince is billed as a family show, it also has a wide appeal to those who don’t have or wish to attend with children, particularly if they remember the story from their childhood.

The cast of four will include Donna Lennard and Andrew Gardiner from previous Protein shows May Contain Food and Border Tales respectively. Joining them will be Faith Prendergast, who has previously performed with companies including Russell Maliphant Company and Arthur Pita, and Jack Sergison, who has recently performed with Gary Clarke and Vincent Dance Theatre.

Luca Silvestrini said “I am really excited to bring to life such a beautiful and important parable. The Little Prince’s journey to other asteroids and planet Earth is both magical and transformative and is a relevant example of what should really matter in life. Love, friendship, and even loss, take centre stage in this story as children make discoveries and their grownups are reminded that they were once children too. I’m incredibly lucky to embark on this journey with a fabulous team of artists and we are creating a theatrical experience that will entertain and connect the entire family.”

Brendan Keaney, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of DanceEast says: “If you haven’t been to a DanceEast Christmas show before, don’t miss this opportunity, Luca has pulled together a great creative team and we’re in for something very special!”

The Little Prince will have a five-day run at DanceEast, with the Friday evening performance dedicated to Maggie McCann as a thank you for her generous legacy gift. In addition to the eight performances at the Jerwood DanceHouse, Protein will also be holding a workshop for children aged 7 – 11 years at DanceEast on Saturday 8 December.

Performance Schedule:

Wednesday 12 December | 1:30pm – PREMIERE
Thursday 13 December | 10:30am & 1:30pm
Friday 14 December | 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Saturday 15 December | 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 16 December | 2:30pm

Running Time: 60mins | Suitable for all, children and grown-ups aged 5+.

For more information or to book tickets visit www.danceeast.co.uk.