Date(s) of Performance

5/10/14 - 5/11/14


CoisCéim Dance Theatre

Directed by

Deep End Dance Director: Conor Horgan

Created by

Concept and Choreography: David Bolger


Performers: David Bolger, Madge Bolger


A heartfelt journey for mothers and children of all ages, Swimming with My Mother tells the story of a boy who learns lifelong 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.


Theatre and Performance Studies



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Swimming with My Mother