Pina Bausch: The man I love

Pina Bausch (7 July 1940 – 30 June 2009) introduced the fragile, intense emotional nakedess of everyday gestures to dance, and had her dancers make sounds to match. I came across “The Man I Love” by chance and was utterly charmed: Sign language, both with and without speech, as dance.

The man I love – George Gershwin

Someday he’ll come along, the man I love
And he’ll be big and strong, the man I love
And when he comes my way
I’ll do my best to make him stay

He’ll look at me and smile, I’ll understand
Then in a little while, he’ll take my hand
And though it seems absurd
I know we both won’t say a word

Maybe I shall meet him Sunday,
Maybe Monday, maybe not
Still I’m sure to meet him one day
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day

He’ll build a little home that’s meant for two
From which I’ll never roam, Who would, would you
And so all else above
I’m dreaming of the man I love


Learn numbers 0-20 and the alphabet in sign language.

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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