Current Research

The Speckled Egg dancers are currently working to find out whether using Tricia Brown’s ‘Accumulation’ (1972) might be a useful framework for rethinking our ideas about dance making. We have just finished making our own group accumulation, based on Brown’s original solo. We used our own movements, and have decided to film this in four different places. We have already filmed the first phase of the piece, ‘Face 1’, with film makers Leah Ring and Jack Lunt in Dangan Woods (Galway), We  filmed  ‘Face 2’ in the sea at Silver Strand (Co. Galway), and ‘Face 3’ at Barna Church (Co. Galway). We decided on Galway City Centre as the location for the final phase (‘Face’) of the dance. We made the the piece, called ‘Tasky 1-4’, over 12 months (2017-2018), one site per season, and film maker Jack Lunt is working with us to edit the footage to make a longer film. We expect that the piece will change in subtle ways as we perform it over the year, and in years to come. We’ve discussed how it might gather new elements. So the dance might be an ‘accumulation’ in more ways than one…