This Is Foreign (formerly Ruido) is a dance theatre solo which explores translation & language barriers. It looks at the place between verbal & non-verbal communication & how this place can be confusing, awkward & where many misunderstandings have taken place. The show looks at the humorous ways we as humans strive to overcome these barriers.
Informed by research gathered from the refugee and BSL communities in Yorkshire, academic research & Lucy’s own experience with language learning & the joys of successful communication across languages & cultures, This Is Foreign explores & expresses the struggles with communication & language barriers.
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.