Speaking for Ourselves

Borders on the move

Borders on the move


 Migrant Voice -
 Migrant Voice - Borders on the move

A popular show developed from research with migrants and refugees across Europe, Palestine, India and the UK begins a British tour on 19 April.

First staged five years ago and fusing dance and dialogue, Border Tales takes a look at stereotypes about multicultural life in Britain.

Much of the dialogue comes from the experiences of members of the cast, including participants from Islington Refugee Centre. It rejects "the false dichotomy of immigrant outsiders and bigoted natives, preferring to view Britain through the eyes of its international cast."

Italy-born artistic director Luca Silvestrini says: "The desire to bring back this piece of work comes primarily from the moment we are living in. Back then, we were only at the start of a world crisis; four years down the line a lot has happened, resulting in a more divisive and intolerant co-existence." 

The main aim of this year's revival is "to provoke and increase our capacity to talk and share stories of migration".

Tour dates:
19 April: The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG, 7.30pm, £14 (£10 concs). Information: www.thealbany.org.uk/ 020 8692 4446
24 April: Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, 7.45pm, £13 (£11 concs). Info: www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/ 024 7652 4524
25 April: South Hill Park Arts Centre, South Hill Park Mansion, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7PA, 7.45pm, £15.50 (£13.50 concs). Info: www.southhillpark.org.uk/ 01344 484 123
30 April: Leicester Grammar School, London Road, Leicester LE8 9FL, 7pm, £12. Info: www.leicestergrammar.org.uk | 0116 259 1900
1 May: Stantonbury Theatre, Stantonbury Theatre, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes MK14 6BN, 7.30pm, £15 (£13 concs). Info: www.stantonburytheatre.co.uk | 01908 324466
5 May: Norwich Playhouse, 42-58 St Georges Street, Norwich NR3 1AB, 7.30pm, £14 (£12 concs, £8.50). Info: www.norwhichplayhouse.co.uk | 01603 598 598
8 May: Lavanderia a Vapore, Torino, Italy
25 & 26 May: Zeughaus Kultur, Brig Glis, Switzerland 
12 June: FITS 2018, Sibiu, Romania

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