Mus Ro Faclan Ann or Before Words is the working title for the development of a dance performance influenced by the landscape, language and culture of the Outer Hebrides, in particular Uibhist a Deas /South Uist. The root of the word choreography comes from the greek, khoreia (chorus or band of dancers) and graphein (to write). Mus Ro Faclan Ann is an attempt to write or record movement that is in dialogue with a people and place. What can a Gaelic reading of the landscape reveal that otherwise remains hidden? How can the body serve as a medium to that which cannot otherwise be expressed in words?
Mus Ro Faclan Ann began with support from Ceòlas and Dancehouse and has included many artists in it’s development. Through residencies at Tramway Workroom and Dancebase the choreography and sound has been developed and with support Bodysurf Scotland/Dance North, the piece will be finished in 2018 and ready to tour.