This Is Foreign

This Is Foreign (formerly Ruido) is a dance theatre solo exploring language and communication barriers and looks at the humorous ways we as humans strive to overcome them.

In 2016 Lucy received Arts Council funding to develop the solo which drew together academic research, professional dance and community practise; Lucy worked with several community groups in Sheffield and Leeds all who experience language barriers either by living in Britain where English is not their first language or through hearing impairments, and collaborated with academics from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University who research in areas of language acquisition and learning a 2nd language. Read full blog of creative process here

The work has been performed at the University Of Sheffield’s Arts and Humanities Festival and at Migration Matters Festival (part of National Refugee Week) in 2017 as well as in the communities who took part on the project.