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Swimming With My Mother

May 11, 2014, 3:00 pm
Location Alexander Kasser Theater
PremiereRegional PremiereArtistCoisCéim Dance TheatreTickets

Irish television's version of "The View" reviews  Swimming With My Mother - Watch the Video!

Concept and Choreography by David Bolger
Deep End Dance – A short dance film written and choreographed by David Bolger
Directed by Conor Hogan
Produced by Wildfire Films

A heartfelt journey for mothers and children of all ages, Swimming with My Mother tells the story of a boy who learns life-long lessons from his mother, a swimming coach. Life passes in laps, things change and the boy teaches his mother to dance. As their own stories intertwine and swell like a rising tide, the bonds of familial love are revealed to the sultry tones of Nat King Cole. Performed by acclaimed Irish choreographer David Bolger and his 80-year-old mother Madge, this award-winning production is told with affectionate humor, and also includes a screening of Wildfire films’ Deep End Dance, starring David and Madge. This Mother’s Day weekend, treat the mom in your life to this gentle and joyful story of the things we inherit, and the things we pass along.

Find out more about David Bolger at

CoisCéim Dance Theatre is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland and Dublin City Council.  Swimming with my Mother premiered as a work-in-progress at the Dublin Dance Festival, 2010.  Deep End Dance was produced as part of the Arts Council / RTÉ Dance on the Box scheme, 2010.