THE COVE remount 14-17 May (tickets now on sale)

The Cove by Steve Batts & Dan Shipsides


Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company remount The Cove an original piece of dance-theatre which was inspired by the hidden Port-a-Doris Cove, near Shroove, on the North Donegal coast.

It pulses with memories of scaling crags with sea below, feeling the rocks with fingertips, smelling and tasting the air. The effort...the challenge...the pleasure...the fear and sense of mortality. Audiences will be seated in the round and drawn into the dancers' memories of this natural, wild environment.

The piece was the result of a major creative collaboration between Echo Echo Artistic Director Steve Batts and acclaimed Belfast-based artist Dan Shipsides and was toured regionally in 2012.

These performances in Echo Echo's new home studios offer the chance to see the work again before it tours internationally.

Six dancers will perform their embodied memories of climbing and landscape to a commissioned music score by Christopher Norby with costume design by Helen Quigley.

Performances 2014

All performances will take place in Echo Echo's Dance & Movement Studios, Magazine Street, Derry

Wednesday 14th May performance @ 8pm
Thursday 15th May performance @ 8pm
Friday 16th May performance @ 8pm
Saturday 17th May performances @ 2pm & 8pm

Ticket price £8 and £5 concession - available from Echo Echo office

Special group discounts available 

Please contact Echo Echo to book in advance




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