Theater & Dance

DIANNE McINTYRE Group:
In the Same Tongue

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“In modern dance, the names of its persevering practitioners are like cherished objects. Dianne McIntyre is one such [artist].”—Time Out NY

 

Don’t miss Dianne McIntyre’s triumphant return to Harlem with the New York premiere of In the Same Tongue (2023)– an engagement set to revive the spirit of McIntyre’s internationally celebrated company Sounds in Motion. In the Same Tongue explores a legacy like that of 1920s Harlem salons, and the Black Arts Movement of the 60’s & 70’s with dynamic dancers, writers, musicians, students, photographers, thinkers and the who’s who of Black culture gathering to take part.

 

In the Same Tongue 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, and poetry by the late Obie award-winning playwright Ntozake Shange, McIntyre’s latest work incorporates live music and dynamic vignettes to reveal how language creates worlds of beauty, alienation, harmony, tension, or peace. 

 

“…as a seasoned (and always discovering) dance-maker, my vision is to bring to the public what many have not experienced – the merging of dance and music in my own style” – Dianne McIntyre

 

CREATIVE TEAM:

Conceived and choreographed by Dianne McIntyre

Original Music by Diedre Murray 

Featuring poetry by Ntozake Shange 

Music Direction by Gerald Brazel

Costume Design by Devario Simmons

Lighting Design by Alan C. Edwards

Scenic Design by Riw Rakkulchon

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Dianne McIntyre, a 2022 Dance Magazine Award Honoree and 2023 Martha Hill Dance Fund Lifetime Achievement Awardee, is a renowned choreographer. Known for her work in concert dance and collaborations with Black music innovators, she has also choreographed for theater, film, and opera, notably in the 2022 opera Intimate Apparel for Lincoln Center Theater. Her extensive career includes choreography for Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and her own companies, like Sounds in Motion. McIntyre’s accolades include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Doris Duke Artist Award, an Emmy nomination, and numerous honors. She also creates dance-driven dramas from real-life stories. McIntyre co-directs the Jacob’s Pillow Hicks Choreography Fellows Program with Risa Steinberg.

 

In the Same Tongue is a part of The Apollo’s Winter/Spring 2024 season.

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These performances will take place at The Apollo Stages at The Victoria Theater located at 233 W. 125th Street, Third Floor (between Adam Clayton Powell & Frederick Douglass Blvd).

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Dianne McInyre

Dianne McIntyre

Dianne McIntyre

Dianne McIntyre, a 2022 Dance Magazine Award Honoree and 2023 Martha Hill Dance Fund Lifetime Achievement Awardee, is a renowned choreographer. Known for her work in concert dance and collaborations with Black music innovators, she has also choreographed for theater, film, and opera, notably in the 2022 opera Intimate Apparel for Lincoln Center Theater. Her extensive career includes choreography for Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and her own companies, like Sounds in Motion. McIntyre’s accolades include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Doris Duke Artist Award, Emmy nomination, and numerous honors. She also creates dance-driven dramas from real-life stories. McIntyre co-directs the Jacob’s Pillow Hicks Choreography Fellows Program with Risa Steinberg.

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