Mother Tongue by First Generation Ensemble
Mother Tongue is an original multilingual physical theater performance, created by the Performance Projects First Generation Ensemble. Mother Tongue is inspired by the experiences of the ensemble members, their families and communities who are from Congo/Tanzania, Bhutan/Nepal, South Sudan/Darfur, Holyoke, and Springfield, Massachusetts.
The 90 minute performance weaves together movement, music, dance, and stories in Arabic, Swahili, Nepali, and English. The piece incorporates themes of language, culture, identity, diaspora, hypermasculinity, xenophobia, transphobia, racism, the school to prison pipeline and revolution.
Appropriate for ages 12 and up.
Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity (Ver)
130 Pine St
Northampton, MA 01062
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