San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Conceived, choreographed and performed by Lebanese dancer Pierre Geagea, ‘Mother Tongue’ is a solo contemporary dance performance inspired by the gracefulness and expressiveness of sign language. A European premiere, the performance traces the journey of a dancer as he gradually develops the capacity to partially hear. In doing so, the worlds of language, gesture, rhythm and understanding begin to collide. A collaboration with musicians Sharif Sehanoui (electric guitar) and Tony Elieh (bass guitar), the dance and live music score sketch Pierre’s unique relation to rhythm, music, words, as well as signs – his very own ‘Mother Tongue’.
Supported by be:kult
Pierre Geagea is a contemporary dancer whose work focuses on bridging the gap between the spoken word and the gesture. Sharif Sehnaoui and Tony Elieh are two major figures on the Lebanese experimental music scene.
When & Where
Nour Festival of Arts 2016
Shining light on the best of contemporary art and culture from the Middle East and North Africa in venues across Kensington and Chelsea each October and November. Thoughtful and thought-provoking, engaging and entertaining, enjoy exploring Nour Festival 2016