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

Festival Workshop Tour (2019)

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Lost in Frost

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Echo Echo Festival 2018

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Residency Programme

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Ripple Affect

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Contact Improvisation

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In Tall Grass

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Consequences

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Body Wisdom

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Making Moves Youth Dance

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Kids Classes

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Echo Echo Contact Festival 2019

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How To Watch Dancing...

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Body Wisdom in the Community

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Walk By

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A Box

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Parent & Toddlers

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Music Programme

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Echo Echo Contact Festival 2018

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Ludo Lusi Lusum

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Echo Echo Festival 2017

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Fractals

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Dance Picnic

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The Motion Ensemble

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The Cove

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The Henry Girls and Echo Echo

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Echo Hunt

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Festival Open Call

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Without

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Old Bob's Tale

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Open House

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Festival Workshop Tour (2018)

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Vertical. Nature. Base.

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Into Contact (2010-12)

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Echo Echo Festival 2015

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Echo Echo Festival 2014

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Echo Echo Festival 2016

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Festival Workshop Tour (2016)

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Festival Workshop Tour (2017)

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Echo Echo Festival 2013

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