CHAPTER FIVE LESSON 2 : LISTEN AND REPEAT
BOW ARTS COURTYARD
7th, 8th, 28th April 2017, London
luis amália, alice Esmé
A muy loca y divertida fiesta paella piece in three acts
-conversation and correction
-an English exam to prove one's knowledge of the language.
- a choreography based on hand and arm movements. What is commonly accepted in Vietnam could be something very rude in Botswana.
-a tea party.
Have you ever felt someone was waiting for you to make a mistake when speaking a foreign language?
Have you ever spent more time being corrected than trying to interchange perspectives?
Why is there such a huge social difference between an accent from Leicester and an accent from Buckinghamshire?
Why are actors desperate to sound Southern denying their own idiosyncracy?
You are nobody in this globalised world if you can’t prove that you can speak English but that’s not enough. That’s just the first stage.
Then comes the question: what kind of English do you speak?
As it happens in gymnastics with the panel of judges and as it happens on these expensive language tests
and as it happens /sometimes/ in real life: invalid answers will deduct points from your starting score.
Classifying people is Fascism.