Old Bob's Tale

The touching tale of a man who has never thought of himself as in any way unusual but who finds other people literally “getting on his nerves”...

Old Bob's Tale artwork by Barry Davis

About

OLD BOB‘S TALE

A STORY OF IMMACULATE PERCEPTION

TOLD IN WORDS AND MOVEMENT BY STEVE BATTS

WITH MUSIC ENGINEERED BY DANNY O‘REALLY (1998)

AND RE-ENGINEERED BY BARRY DAVIS (2015)

 

The touching tale of a man who has never thought of himself as in any way unusual, but who finds other people, literally “getting on his nerves”.

A flight into “nature” which proves less romantic than you might imagine.

A dream.

A dream of not being so alone.

Manic movement and hundreds of unconscious tics.

A dance duet for one person.

40 specially painted nesting Russian Dolls.

Beautiful melodies and twisted musical distortions.

 

Old Bob’s Tale is a one man show written and performed by Steve Batts. The show was the first production of Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company after it began its residency in The Playhouse. It premiered in May 1997 in The Playhouse before touring in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and the Middle East. 

After a brief appearance in December 2014, Steve Batts remade Old Bob’s Tale in 2015 by popular demand. 

Touring

Old Bob's Tale is available for touring. Please contact Echo Echo for details.

Past Performances

  • April 2017 - TOCHT Festival of Dance, Tralee, Ireland
  • March/May 2015 - Echo Echo Studios, Derry
  • November 1998 - Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland touring
  • February 1998 - The Playhouse, Derry
  • May 1997 - The Playhouse, Derry

 

Old Bob's Tale artwork by Barry Davis.

 

Projects

Projects

Echo Echo Digital Programme

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Echo Echo Festival 2021

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Making Moves Youth Dance

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Echo Hunt

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Open House

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The Motion Ensemble

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Contact Improvisation

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Walk By

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Old Bob's Tale

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Ludo Lusi Lusum

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The Henry Girls and Echo Echo

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The Cove

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Kids Classes

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In Tall Grass

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Consequences

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How To Watch Dancing...

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Without

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A Box

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Parent & Toddlers

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Body Wisdom in the Community

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Body Wisdom

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Festival Open Call

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Residency Programme

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Echo Echo Contact Festival 2018

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Lost in Frost

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Echo Echo Contact Festival 2019

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Dance Picnic

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Fractals

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Music Programme

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Ripple Affect

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Echo Echo Festival Presents 2021

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Festival Workshop Tour (2019)

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Echo Echo Festival 2019

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Echo Echo Festival 2018

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Festival Workshop Tour (2018)

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Festival Workshop Tour (2017)

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Echo Echo Festival 2017

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Festival Workshop Tour (2016)

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Echo Echo Festival 2016

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Echo Echo Festival 2015

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Echo Echo Festival 2014

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Echo Echo Festival 2013

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Into Contact (2010-12)

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Vertical. Nature. Base.

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Fully booked

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Thank you

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