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DIANNE McINTYRE Group: In the Same Tongue

Friday, February 16, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater

This vibrant movement, sound, and language based-work by dance legend and choreographer Dianne McIntyre explores how dance and music “speak” to each other. With original music by celebrated composer Diedre Murray and poetry by Obie-winning playwright Ntozake Shange, the performance uses dance to explore how language creates worlds of beauty, alienation, harmony, tension or peace. This elegant and captivating work unites a live jazz quartet and a vigorous company of dancers to explore the deep rivers of communication in Black American history and culture.


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Production Credits

Conceived and choreographed by Dianne McIntyre
Original music by Diedre Murray
Featuring poetry by Ntozake Shange

Choreographer - Dianne McIntyre

Dianne McIntyre and Company - Duke Dance Program Residency Master class

“In modern dance, the names of its persevering practitioners are like cherished objects. Dianne McIntyre is one such . . . one of dance’s most important African-American artists.”

Time Out NY