Something To Dance About
We're finally into August which means the big countdown is on with just ten days to go. For the dance lovers among you, we've got a show that you'll absolutely love.
The opening weekend of this year's festival brings with it a uniquely intimate dance duet performance titled Swimming With My Mother, by CoisCéim, one of the country's best companies when it comes to contemporary dance. The unique side of it is that choreographer David Bolger will be performing the duet with his mother Madge, 78.
The story is a touching one exploring the relationship of mother and son and their own life stories as they teach each other their own skills. Madge, a swimming instructor teaches David to swim, David in turn teaches his mother to dance, set to the sultry tones of one Nat King Cole.
"In this light and humane dance work you could alsmost smells the sea and feel the grainy sand between your toes" is one takeaway quote from Seona Mac Réamoinn's Irish Theatre Magazine review for a show that has also seen light in Dublin, Paris, Edinburgh and took home the Best Production Award at Limerick Unfringed 2011.
With an afternoon performance on the Saturday and two performances on Sunday, you've also got an opportunity to ask your own questions of both David and Madge on the Saturday afternoon. The post-show discussions have been a real highlight over the past few years with the floor open to any and all questions from the audience immediately after the performance and it offers a great chance to get to know both characters, and actors, on a greater level.
As an addition, a short dance film titled Deep End Dance will be screened after each performance.
Get your tickets here, call into the box office on John Street or give us a call on 056 7752175 to make a reservation.