Award-winning dance company Protein returns to North Finchley’s artsdepot with its most playful show to date, as four vocalists and four dancers all sing for their supper in a dining setting that may contain food.

This immersive dance theatre experience will provoke thinking on the sensory, cultural and social implications of food, from savouring the simplicity of a cherry tomato to touching on the moral dilemma of vegetarianism.

Created by choreographer Luca Silvestrini and renowned composer Orlando Gough, May Contain Food is inspired by social occasions and life at mealtimes and is sure to delight all the senses.

Luca says: “My interest in working with Orlando and singers results from years of creating works that use text and the spoken word. In my recent pieces, such as LOL (lots of love) and Border Tales, movement and speech complemented one another at both a physical and emotional level.

“This collaboration with Orlando using the art of a cappella singing has been a wonderful opportunity to understand and exploit further the expressive power of voice and text creatively. We had talked for years about making an immersive piece of dance theatre around social occasions and life at mealtimes when what matters is feeding the senses and having a good time, and now we have created a show that brings all these elements together in our new piece, May Contain Food.”

Orlando adds: “I have, for at least twenty years, aspired to collaborate on a piece in which dancers and singers would perform together on equal terms; a piece that would emphasise the physicality and theatricality of the two disciplines.

“Rather than put them alongside each other, it would seek to find their common ground. Meanwhile I am a very keen cook - to the extent of having written a cookbook - and am interested in the political, social and cultural aspects of eating. I have always been a committed fan of Luca's work, so this is a dream project for me.”

artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, N12 0GA, Saturday, November 26, 6pm and 8.30pm. Details: 020 8369 5454