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 closer 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.
Commissioned by Bath Dance, ICIA Bath, DanceEast, DanceXchange, Dance Manchester and The Place. Supported by modul-dance and the Culture Programme of the EU, Greenwich Dance, Yorkshire Dance, The Place Choreodrome, Trinity Laban, British Council and in co-production with tanzhaus nrw in the frame of modul-dance.
Here's a link to a video of Luca talking about his thoughts on the piece while researching Border Tales in Europe in 2013.
Audience members described Border Tales as:
"simply the best dance performance I've seen in my life"
Conceived and directed by
Devised and performed by
Salah El Brogy
Kenny Wing Tao Ho
Femi Oyewole / Temitope Ajose-Cutting
Stuart Waters / Andrew Gardiner
Assistant to Director
28 November-1 December 2013
12-15 February 2014
The Place, London
26 February-15 March 2014
13-17 May 2014
Greenwich Dance, London
22-23 May 2015