When words dictate
Battersea Arts Centre,UK
WD studio, RCSSD, UK
Concept & direction
Created & performed by
Eda Yilmaz, Ville Valikoski,
When Words Dictate is a devised dance theatre piece which uncover how individuals experience different ideas about language throughout our lives.
When Words Dictate depicts small encounters with language that each performer has had in their life time: learning a word, coming to understand the true meaning behind commonly used expressions and more.
The performance zooms into the concepts of how we use words to communicate and interact with one another – concepts which we might take for granted in everyday life. Using dance to express emotions and produce images that cannot be done with words, it also contests the idea whether our behaviors and forms of thinking are moulded by the very language we use.