Border Tales, Protein’s satirical look at the messy melting pot of multicultural Britain gets a Brexit make-over for its tour this autumn.
Connecting people with dance by unpacking the foibles of everyday life, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein has a national reputation for accessibility without compromising quality. Its 2014 production Border Tales focusses on the space between “us” and “them”, as seen through the immigrant eyes of six party-goers and their British-born host, performed by an international cast of dancers. With an engaging blend of dance, dialogue and live music, the result is a funny, honest and sometimes discomforting commentary on stereotypical thinking and casual racism, portraying Britain as a place where the novelty of cultural diversity has worn off, fusion is starting to taste bland and harmonious living has become rather tricky.
02 Nov The Point Eastleigh
03 Nov Pavilion Dance South West Bournemouth
04 Nov House Plymouth University
08 Nov Mumford Theatre Cambridge
09 Nov Forest Arts Walsall
10 Nov Nottingham Lakeside Arts
11 Nov Curve Theatre Leicester
13-18 Nov The Place London
21 Nov Arc Theatre Stockton