Swimming with my Mother: Fringe Review









With a tenderness that is only found in the relationship between mother and child, David and Madge Bolger produce a fusion of dance and physical theatre which explores familial relationships in the context of a shared passion. Supported by an overhead narrative, delivered primarily by Madge, which outlines how her love of swimming developed from a young age and was later passed on to her children, the duo perform with an ebb and flow that mirrors the rise and fall of the sea. As heart warming as it is poetic, it illustrates an evident bond of love achieved through metaphor and genuine affection in a performance that conjures up contemplative feelings of one’s own nostalgia.

Dance Base, 5 – 21 Aug (not 8, 15), times vary, £7.00, fpp177. 
tw rating 4/5

Taken from Three Weeks, published Fri Aug 19th 2011.

Three Weeks 2011 – Daily Edition #15, Aug 19th