The San Francisco Chronicle
Thank England's Wayne McGregor for "Borderlands," a San Francisco Ballet commission that should leave no observer indifferent. McGregor's style, more modern than classical, will be familiar to audiences who experienced his "Chroma" for a couple of seasons. But I find "Borderlands" a more focused and intense work, less schematic in its trajectory. Just incidentally, this is as arduous an assignment as its 12 magnificent dancers will probably get all season.
The San Jose Mercury News
McGregor's newest work, "Borderlands," is in the same league -- captivating,obliquely topical, but not the game changer one might hope for. Mostly, it tries too hard. Weighed down by allusions to the German Bauhaus, "Borderlands" puts the dancers into a beautifully illuminated cube of light (designed by Lucy Carter) and launches them into action like so many poisoned worms squirming in a giant box that changes colors and moods.