July 2022: The Blessing of the Goats

Sophie Jacobsen and David McAnena performing a duet from The Blessing of the Goats

Six dancers performed The Blessing of the Goats for an audience at Nimmo’s Pier (Claddagh, Galway) on Friday 8th July. Jos, Richard, James, Sophie, Maeve and David performed short solos they had made using various non-narrative choreographic approaches – the solos were about the dancers’ movement; they weren’t telling stories with their dances. We also experimented with duets: putting two of the solos together to see what happened. You can watch The Blessing of the Goats here.

April 2022: Tasky 1-4 at Project Arts, Dublin

Speckled Egg’s film, Tasky 1-4, will be shown as part of the Making A Mark exhibition at Project Arts in Dublin, 3rd – 7th May 2022. Pop in and watch the film if you get a chance.

February 2021

Speckled Egg have been meeting to work online every Friday during the Covid-19 restrictions. Some of the company members are taking a break, and we have welcomed visiting artists to work with us too – hello Maeve Moran! And Russell Brown joined us from his kitchen in New York for a Vogueing workshop. We’ve been experimenting with new ways to dance together online. At the end of 2020 the company made short solos – independently, and at a distance. You can watch all nine solos here, and on each of the Company Artist’s pages.

We are currently working together on an online project about aesthetics. We are thinking and dancing about what we all find beautiful, and we’ll be using our ideas as the starting point for a new dance work as we prepare to meet up and start dancing together again soon. We can’t wait.

Russell Brown, Dance Ireland, 2017

Update on Home in The West

Our sold-out show, Home in The West, is postponed indefinitely due to Covid-19 restrictions. We are hoping to be able to present the new work next year. If you previously bought tickets for the cancelled May 2020 performances please contact the Town Hall Theatre Galway for a refund. We’re so sorry for this inconvenience – Speckled Egg, along with the rest of the world, are adapting to many new challenges at the moment. Our aim is to be back in the studio as soon as possible.


Tickets on sale for Home in The West

Tickets are on sale now for Home in The West, Speckled Egg’s new show, to be performed 20th – 23rd May 2020 as part of Blue Teapot Theatre‘s pan-European Crossing The Line Festival, during Galway’s European City of Culture in 2020. Watch this space for more information about the new show! You can buy tickets here now. 

About Home in The West 

The seven Speckled Egg dancers have been invited into the home of a family living in Galway’s West End. Over several months they have shared life experiences, exchanged knowledge, settled in together. You are warmly invited to join Speckled Egg Dance Company for an intimate, live dance performance that explores what it means to be welcomed into someone else’s home. Moving from room to room, and all of the spaces in between, the dancers become ‘part of the furniture’. Five dances in five rooms, each choreographed as a collaboration between the Speckled Egg dancers and the host family. 


Summer Choreography Intensive, 6th – 9th August 2019

Speckled Egg Dance hosted a four-day choreography workshop for company members and other dance artists interested in our approach to dance making. Eleven extraordinarily talented dancers worked with Rachel Parry to experiment with new choreographic ideas and ways of moving. They each made a solo and performed their self-authored work at a public performance at the O’Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway, on 9th August 2019. You can watch a short video of the workshop here:

David McAnena performing David Way, 9th August 2019
David McAnena performing David Way, 9th August 2019

Daniel Kidd performing Man Dance, 9th August 2019
Daniel Kidd performing Man Dance, 9th August 2019

Jenny Keaveny performing Beauty, 9th September 2019
Jenny Keaveny performing Beauty, 9th August 2019


Symposium at NUI Galway, 22nd June 2018

Speckled Egg Dance Company were the focus of the final showing ofRachel Parry’s PhD practice-as-research at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway on 22nd June 2018. The company members premiered their new work, Tasky 1-4. They also showed the film they made with film maker Jack Lunt,  also called Tasky 1-4, which documents the choreographic process involved in making the dance piece.


Workshop with Dansnest (The Netherlands), April 2018

Dansnest travelled from the Netherlands to lead a dance workshop with the Speckled Egg dancers. Nana and Neel had us rolling, jumping, and chasing ladybirds! We loved working with them, and we hope to dance with them again very soon. You can see more photos of the workshop in our Photo Gallery.