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Mother Tongue

A dynamic feast of dance, rhythm, sacred geometry and body percussion presented by choreographer Annalouise Paul who in this work brought together dance artists from diverse cultural backgrounds including: Brazilian Capoiera, Flamenco, Ghanan, Classical Indian, Indonesian, Polynesian and Torres Strait heritage. In this immersive exchange of traditions the workshop-devised work found common ground as well as tensions between the traditions while ultimately promoting a new mode of contemporary dance that celebrates the roots of each performer.

‘Mother Tongue shows the world as it now surrounds us. Mankind gains strength and  direction from its traditions… to co-exist, to breathe, to  survive – we constantly go  back to our roots and come  forward to  reform, to be  reborn. It is a language we speak with our bodies, it is  a dance, it is a song, it is a  beat, it is a battle and a  game, a series of offers of  how we might be.’ Annalousie Paul


‘A feast for the senses!’ 4.5 STARS! DANCEHUB

‘Thought provoking… Beautiful’ DANCELIFE AUSTRALIA 

‘A sculpture park of exotic forms’ REALTIME ARTS


Costume Design
TOBHIYAH STONE FELLER

Choreographer: ANNALOUISE PAUL
Original Music: TIM FOLEY
LX & Interactive AV Design: TOBY KNYVETT
Performers: ANDREA ADIDI, GERALDINE BALCAZAR, ALETTA FAUZI, LUCKY LARTEY, GREGORY LORENZUTTI, GOVIND PILLAI
Photographer: SHANE ROZARIO


Theatre of Rhythm and Dance
Workshop presentation at Bangarra studios. Sep 2014

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