Border Tales
Protein Dance

Following a phenomenal run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to sold-out audiences, award winning company Protein presents a thought-provoking yet poignant commentary on multicultural Britain through dance, live music and dialogue compiled from the performers’ personal experiences. Border Tales looks at post-Brexit Britain seen through the eyes of an international cast and gazes satirically on stereotypical thinking about migrant outsiders and bigoted homelanders.

‘Funny, thought-provoking and consistently entertaining, Border Tales celebrates our differences, acknowledges our sameness and does more to repair the rifts than politics ever could.’
- The Scotsman

“Excellently performed [...] Border Tales is a big, brave, cacophonous attempt to show what it means to live in multicultural Britain today.” 
- The Guardian

“Luca Silvestrini, director of Protein, is one of the UK's most consistently provocative choreographers, with works such as Dear Body and LOL pointing a satirical finger at society's most absurd contradictions.”
- Luke Jennings, The Observer

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 dance performance project hosted at The Place where Luca is a Work Place artist.

Conceived and Directed by Luca Silvestrini  Commissioned by Bath Dance, ICIA Bath, DanceEast, DanceXchange, Dance Manchester and The Place.


Support from Katie Dale Everett - Digital Tattoo.

Free tickets to see Digital Tattoo when purchasing tickets for Border Tales. Limited tickets available.

Dates and Times

Thursday 02 November 7:45pm Book Tickets