A Greenwich-based dance company is taking to the streets of Woolwich over the next two weeks with a series of pop-up public performances.

Protein's seemingly spontaneous performances will grow in scale beginning Monday, ending in a mass-participation event featuring more than 200 dancers, six live musicians and any passers-by on August 4.

The immersive shows, collectively titled (In)visible Dancing, aim to bring together different parts of the community, reconnecting them with the high street.

Luca Silverstrini, artistic director of Protein, said: “We are really excited to connect more actively with communities in Greenwich and we look forward to impacting people’s everyday life through dance.

"We are going to work with individuals, groups, with our newly recruited dance apprentices, and with the next generation of dance professionals.

"(In)visible Dancing will animate Woolwich Town Centre as never seen before. We’re thrilled to involve the people who live in, work in and visit Woolwich and together create a performance to be remembered.”

First commissioned by the International Dance Festival Birmingham in 2010, (In)visible Dancing has been seen by over 122,000 people on the high streets of the UK and Dublin, most recently in Stockton-on Tees.

The event marks the next steps towards the opening of the new Woolwich Creative District, a landmark £31.59 investment aimed at transforming the area into an arts hub by 2020.

Woolwich will also become the new home of Protein, who have been based in Greenwich since 2012.

Greenwich Council has been one of the supporters of (In)visible Dancing and will be funding Protein over the next four years to continue their work in the local community and with local organisations.

Councillor Miranda Williams, Greenwich Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and the Third Sector, said: “We have a strong commitment to arts and culture in Royal Greenwich.

"We are proud to support events such as (In)visible Dancing which bring our communities together and showcase our local talent.

"These cultural activities make Royal Greenwich a great place to be and provide access and opportunities into arts and culture employment for local residents.

"(In)visible Dancing is a great addition to our programme of events and we’re looking forward to seeing Protein take over Woolwich Town Centre this summer.”

Formed in 1997, Protein uses a "blend of original choreography, humour and music to entertain and provoke audiences."

Italian-born director Luca Silvestrini has worked on a number of large-scale cross-generational and participatory events, including the world record-breaking Big Dance Class, East London and Big World Dance 2010.

Performances will occur around Woolwich town centre from July 22 – August 4. Finale: Sunday, August 4, 3 – 4pm.