Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s five-star sell-out, Border Tales, tours to Bournemouth

Following a phenomenal run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to sold-out audiences, award winning company, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein presents a thought-provoking yet poignant commentary on multicultural Britain with the topically relevant Border Tales. 


Photo Credit: Jane Hobson.

Awarding-winning dance company Protein peel back the stereotypes about multicultural Britain by sharing dialogue compiled from the performers’ own experiences in a show that has only become more relevant following the Brexit vote and the triggering of Article 50. With wit, movement and live music, Luca Silvestrini’s Border Tales rejects the false dichotomy of immigrant outsiders and bigoted natives, preferring to view Britain through the eyes of its international cast.

Border Tales was developed from research conducted with migrants and refugees across Europe, Palestine, India and the UK, including participants from Islington Refugee Centre in a project hosted at The Place where Silvestrini is a Work Place artist. The show has had a sold-out run at The Place, a UK Tour in 2014, and appearances at Greenwich Dances 2015, where the company is resident, and was broadcast on BBC World Service as part of their Identity season in 2016.

Formed in 1997 and currently one of the most distinctive voices in British dance theatre, Protein uses a blend of original choreography, humour and music to entertain and provoke audiences. The company’s idiosyncratic dance theatre work provoked by the everyday include B for Body, a Place Prize Finalist in 2006, and the award-winning LOL (lots of love), which has toured extensively since its 2011 debut, winning acclaim from critics and audiences alike.

Fri 03 Nov 17, 7:30pm


Pavilion Dance South West