Mother Tongue


Conceived, choreographed and performed by Lebanese dancer Pierre Geagea, ‘Mother Tongue’ is a solo dance performance inspired by the gracefulness and expressiveness of sign language. ‘Mother Tongue’ 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 and signs – his very own’ mother tongue’.