Lanre is a choreographer, movement director and the co-founder of Protocol, an award-winning dance theater company based in London.
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 dance-theatre duet that takes an in depth and uncompromising look at racism in our society. In November 2017, Lanre toured this piece to four states in the USA in association with Sadler's Wells associate company "Breakin' Convention".
In 2016, 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 was picked up and aired by the BBC as well as being selected for the renowned Sundance film festival in 2017.
As a choreographer, Lanre uses blends of physical theatre and hip-hop dance, to create work which aims to enhance and challenge our social and political world views. 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 & Battersea Arts Centre.
'I CAN'T BREATHE' (Full production) - Supported by: Arts Council England, East London Dance, The Old Vic & Breakin' Convetnion.
'ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM' - Supported by: Michael Grandage Company, Talawa Theatre, The Place & Camden Peoples Theatre.
'FIGURE' (Dance film - Director & Choreographer)