CHOREOGRAPHER // MOVEMENT DIRECTOR

Lanre is a choreographer, movement director and the co-artistic director of Protocol, an award-winning dance theater company based in London.

Protocol use blends of physical theatre and hip-hop dance, to create work which aims to enhance and challenge our social and political world views.


In 2016 Protocol were named first place international winners of ‘Festival HOP’, an annual dance theatre festival held in Barcelona, for a piece Lanre directed and choreographed entitled ‘I Can’t Breathe’, a duet that takes an in depth and uncompromising look at racism and power in our society. In November 2017, Lanre also toured this piece around the USA in association with Sadler's Wells associate company "Breakin' Convention".

Protocol are also currently Artists in Residence at the Oxford Playhouse Theatre: www.ProtocolDance.co.uk

Lanre was handpicked from over 1300 applicants to be a choreographer on the inaugural 'OLD VIC 12'; a talent group supported by the Old Vic Theatre comprised of the most exciting emerging theatre-makers in the UK. He was the movement consultant on 'KARAGULA' (Soho Theatre), by Philip Ridley, which received 7 Off West End nominations. He
 was the movement artist and choreographer on The British Council film ‘DEAR MR. SHAKESPEARE’,  which currently has over 400,000 views via online platforms, was picked up by the BBC and recently selected for the renowned Sundance film festival. 


His work has been supported by: Arts Council England, The Michael Grandage Company, The Old Vic, Sadler's Wells Theatre (Breakin' Convention), The Arcola Theatre, Camdens People's Theatre, East London Dance & The Arts Depot.


Lanre 
is also a trained actor, graduating from Drama Centre London in 2011, and has worked extensively in theatre and television.



Previous work includes:

'ADITL' (Movement director) - U.S/Netherlands Tour, Theatre 503, Camden Fringe. Winner of Alfred Fagan Audience Award.

‘And Here I am’ (Movement director) – U.K & Palestine Tour (Arcola Theatre, The Lowry, North Wall, Unity Theatre, Nuffeld Southamton, The Freedom Theatre, Jenin Refugee Camp).

In Development:

'I Can't Breathe'  (Full production) -  Supported by: Arts Council England, East London Dance, The Old Vic & Sadler's Wells
(Breakin' Convetnion).

'Elephant in the Room' - Supported by: The Michael Grandage Company, The Arcola Theatre, Camdens Peoples Theatre, The Arts Depot.

'Figure'  (Dance film) - supported by: The Hackney Showrooms.