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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

IN THE SAME TONGUE is a vibrant full-length movement, sound, and language based-work, dance legend and choreographer Dianne McIntyre unites a vigorous company of dancers and musicians to explore how dance and music “speak” to each other. With original music by celebrated composer Diedre Murray, it reveals how language creates worlds of beauty, alienation, harmony, tension, or peace. Dynamic vignettes ignite the stage, including McIntyre’s autobiographical stories with “the music”—such as the musical influence of the Black Arts Movement—and feature the poetry of Obie-winning playwright Ntozake Shange.


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Photo Credit

Pictured: From left in the foreground: Demetia Hopkins, Kyle H. MartinDa’Von Doane, Brianna Rhodes, Kamryn Vaulx. In the background: Hilliard Greene (bass)
Photo by Kameron Herndon, courtesy Walker Art Center, Minneapolis


Production Credits

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

Dianne McIntyre “In the Same Tongue” Research at MANCC in 2022

“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