‘The Cove’ Featuring Set Installation by Dan Shipsides

Lyric Theatre, Belfast – 3 and 4 March at 8pm, Sun 5 March at 2pm
The Source Arts Centre, Thurles  – 31 March at 8pm
Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick – 1 April at 8pm
Project Arts Centre, Dublin – 6, 7, 8 April at 7.30pm

The Cove is the result of a creative collaboration between Echo Echo Artistic Director Steve Batts, artist Dan Shipsides and musician Christopher Norby.

The Cove is a performance about the natural world, and the place of people in it. It reflects on the experience of the beauty of the wild Irish coast and its embodiment in movement.
The Cove is created around and with a large scale installation made from heavy, strong, shiny blocks. They reflect the light, like the surface of the sea or the shiny rocks. Sometimes they seem steely and sometimes warm. They are manipulated, with effort, and pleasure, into different configurations which provide the dancers with a changing environment with different opportunities and challenges.
Through this environment a woman travels. She climbs, sits, contemplates and is enfolded by the spirit of the place.



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