About the Event

Tost

“A language is something infinitely greater than grammar and philology.  It is the poetic testament of the genius of a race and a culture, and the living embodiment of the thoughts and fancies that have moulded them” – Jawaharlal Nehru (India’s first independent Prime Minister)

In this new production DQDT seeks to explore this space of silence, opportunity and risk.  We live in a world where communities and cultural identities clash due to difference in the understanding and interpretation of the world.  How does our language and they way we communicate obstruct our understanding of what the other is saying?  Building on the explorative work of the company’s previous piece ‘The 5th Province’ DQDT presents a physical and emotional response in ‘Tost’, which explores these differences and our identities. Where does the confusion happen and the conflict arise?

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.  If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart”. – Nelson Mandela

Artistic Director: Dylan Quinn; Devised and Performed by: Dylan Quinn and Jenny Ecke; Music Composition: Andy Garbi.

Tickets: £7/£5 Concession

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