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 made 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, ‘Accumulate Spring’, with film makers Leah Ring and Jack Lunt in Dangan Woods (Galway), We also filmed  ‘Accumulate Summer’ in the sea at Silver Strand (Co. Galway), and ‘Accumulate Autumn’ at Barna Church (Co. Galway). We haven’t decided yet on the location for the final phase of the dance: the city centre, or Rachel’s kitchen, or elsewhere? We’re filming over 12 months (2017), one site per season, and then we’ll 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. We’ve discussed how it might gather new elements. So the dance might be an ‘accumulation’ in more ways than one…