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Tongues of Stone


Hannah, D, Tongues of Stone, STRUT (Western Australian's Choreographic Development Centre) and Global Dancing Cities Network, Perth, Western Australia, 1 (2011) [Performance]


A site-sensitive dance project, Tongues of Stone transforms Perth into a network of stories experienced through movement, sound and imagery. Led from underground to riverview, the mobile audience maps the city and its invisible histories, through a soundscape of multiple voices. A woman who has lost her tongue struggles to communicate with her newly wed sister; another reads her body like the map of a city that is both foreign and familiar; a chorus of water-carriers remember and trace tributaries of ancient wetlands; and a girl-band plays their bodies like angry instruments against the concrete facades. Tongues of Stone re-imagines Perth as a place of many stories streaming through its streets, laneways and civic sites.

Item Details

Item Type:Performance
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Design
Research Field:Interaction and experience design
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Hannah, D (Professor Dorita Hannah)
ID Code:94343
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2014-09-06
Last Modified:2018-02-26

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