Treated with trademark physical and verbal wit, Border Tales looks at multi-cultural living in the UK seen through the eyes of the characters on stage. Luca Silvestrini turns his sharply satirical gaze to stereotypical thinking, tolerance and where lines are drawn between ‘them’ and ‘us’.
Seated in the round to bring you close to the action, a cast of international dancers and local performers will entertain and provoke you with this amusing yet poignant look at how we perceive ourselves and each other.
Awarded Best Independent Dance Company at the 2011 National Dance Awards following its internationally successful production LOL (lots of love), Protein is known for high-quality distinctive and accessible dance theatre. The LOL creative team is back together for Border Tales, which includes a new score from composer Andy Pink.
IDFB is pleased to be offering an audio described performance of Border Tales on Thursday 15 May. Please register your interest when booking tickets for the show. There will also be a free touch tour at 6.30pm - places are limited so please book early.
Luca Silvestrini will also lead a professional development day at DanceXchange on Sunday 11 May, discussing the ways in which he has worked with to engage with communities.
Also, on Friday 9 May, the company will lead a workshop for Over 50s, looking at the choreography and themes of the show.
Finally, Protein workshops for groups of young people are available to book.
Free post-show talk: Wednesday 14 May