"It was stunning, brilliant. I had no idea what to expect. Nearly went to the cinema... glad I didn't."
"Don't want to use big words, but Border Tales was simply the best dance performance I've seen in my life. It looked fantastic last night at The Place! Hope there will be a DVD I can get. :)"
"I was completely blown away by last nights performance and totally involved from the start. A poignant topic, brilliantly explored. Thanks Protein and congratulations!"
"To be honest I had lost interest in dance - won't make that mistake again. Loved it and renewed my interest in dance. Loved mismatch of spoken word, dialogue dance and live music. Really personalised and genuine, with no comfortable ending."
"Totally blown away. Amazing contact work. Thoughtful. Bloody funny. Do yourself a favour, check out Border Tales."
"Such a great immersive show. Great to be close to the action with the dancers and music so close. Felt very real! Like you are part of the performance."
"An intimate piece that scratches the surface of what I believe to be much broader tales. The intimate proximity to the stage brings to light just how real these issues are in all our lives. Portrayed with majesty and unabashed humour."
"Amazing performance tonight! I'm not very 'dance aware' but I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing dance piece with some wonderful music and acting too!"
"It was an amazing performance of dance, music and narrative telling. Great drama, change of pace and rhythm. Very meaningful and so right for the time."
"Great performance. Very energetic, funny, sad, loud, quiet...true! Enjoyed it very much! Lots of things to think about. Very realistic...! Great evening."
"Thought provoking, funny, effortless movement, loved the mix of dance styles!"
"Brilliant! Choreography wonderful. In the round - a first for me for dance, amazing. The best performance ever."
"Absolutely stunning! Loved it - fabulous company. Thank you."
A Younger Theatre, 25 May 2015
"West End calibre"
Arts Award magazine, 17 March 2014
"Dance which leaves you thinking and talking"
The Arts Desk, 14 March 2014
"...exhilarating dancing of Protein’s multicultural company."
Dancetalks, 10 March 2014
"Border Tales is a punchy, raw and vivid piece..."
Hannah Eugenie, 10 March 2014
"a punchy and daring performance"
Daily Telegraph, 7 March 2014
"...the whole thing is superbly staged and performed."
Nicky Prianou (blogger), 7 Mar 2014
"A must see with a strong cast, satire and a poignant message."
Dancetabs.com, 7 March 2014
"The seven main dancers are all excellent, and there are some great bursts of movement material and confessional self-sharing..."
Morning Star, 6 March 2014
"It's a remarkable technique of "motion-conversation" and as thrilling a dance experience as you'll get."
The Guardian, 5 March 2014
"Excellently performed by a multi-talented, international cast, Border Tales is a big, brave, cacophonous attempt to show what it means to live in multicultural Britain today."
East London Radio, 3 March 2014
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Londondance.com, 3 March 2014
"Through explosions of rumbustious movement and continuous text, compiled from interviews and the dancers’ personal experiences, Protein shares with us stories and scenarios that make us laugh, cringe and reflect."
Everything Theatre, 3 March 2014
"Performed in the round, the dance was perfectly accessible to the audience, and beautiful to watch thanks to the marriage of choreography and the spoken word."
Bachtrack, 2 March 2014
"It is this delicate balance between respect for individual cultures and the light-hearted, humorous approach to the subject matter that makes Border Tales a brilliant production."
Seen and Heard, 2 March 2014
"The movements ... complement the words like a physical teletext, illustrating the feelings of exclusion and awkwardness expressed by the performers as they move."
British Theatre Guide, 1 March 2014
"London’s multiculturally rich audience gives Border Tales a standing ovation"
The Stage, 28 February 2014
"The climactic melee is thunderously exciting - Hofesh Schechter meets The Tower of Babel."
The Observer, 23 February 2014
"...an excellent cast of dancers, among whom El Brogy and Eryck Brahmania are outstanding."
In Suffolk, 12 February 2014
"...this is a show that deserves a full house..."