Work in Development | November 6 - 18, 2022
In the Same Tongue
Dance legend and interdisciplinary artist, Dianne Mcintyre, will come to MANCC for the first time to develop her new work, In the Same Tongue, a full-length movement, sound and language-based piece.
In the Same Tongue was choreographed and directed by Dianne McIntyre, featuring poetry by Ntozake Shange and original music by Diedre Murray. McIntyre describes her work as an exploration of dance and music “speaking” to each other: members of the African Diaspora bound together with no common “tongue”; the sound of rage, endearment, suspicion; speech impeding victory; nature reacting to clashes of race; sacred traditions in harmony; silent speech.
McIntyre will bring a company of five dancers and five musicians to MANCC to further develop movement and musical components through intensive improvisational composition, while working remotely with Murray. McIntyre will engage with FSU School of Dance while in residence, inviting students to view rehearsals, sharing the developing piece in a work in progress showing, and inviting three students into the work as a pilot for community inclusion as the piece tours in the future.