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ECHO BEACH (2014 - 2015)



ECHO BEACH is a one woman monolgoue about dancing, set amongst a collection of dances called ‘‘dancing like everyone I know’.

Written and Performed by Hannah Sullivan
Dramturgy by Alice Tatton-Brown
Sound Design by Yas Clarke
Design by Annelies Henny
Movement Advice from Dan Canham

Echo Beach is dance theatre that revels in the casual social dancing that is unique to everyone. It is also about seperation, memory through music and movement, and touches upon the fragility of what is seen and what is felt.



Script extract:

I am 12 and my brother is 6.
It is New Years Eve. 1999.
Cheap champagne and a temporary disco.

.

Later, at home, my dad put a record on the record player.

He put on Echo Beach by Martha and the Muffins.

Q9: Track 3
(mum and dad dancing at NYE movement sequence)


>>>> He put on Echo Beach by Martha and the Muffins and me and brother are in hysterics because mum is dancing and dad is dancing and me and my brother are in hysterics because mum is dancing and dad is dancing and me and my brother are in hysterics because mum is dancing and dad is dancing and me and my brother are in hysterics because mum is dancing and dad is dancing and me and brother are in hysterics...




Echo Beach Promo from hannah on Vimeo.


AUDIENCE AND PRESS QUOTES:

‘Brilliant, honest and absorbing’ - Audience reponse

‘A mix of joy, trauma, celebration, uniqueness and emotion that stirred something up in me and had me fully engaged'
- Audience response

'I'm too excited about this piece to actually verbalise - favourite thing i've seen in a while'
- Audience response

'A delicate and elegant consideration of love and distance - a story buried in dance' -
Audience response

Full body goose bumps’Bellyflop
Innovative, creative and highly enjoyable’ - Theatre Review
‘An air of purity and joy to her short, sharp yet completely immersive solo performance’ Intermission





Previous Performances:
26th - 28th November 2015, Beaford Arts Rural North Devon Tour
25th November 2015, Worcester Arts Workshop
7th/8th October 2015, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia
27th/28th October 2015, Tauranga Arts Festival, New Zealand
5th June 2015, ACT festival, Bilbao, Spain
2nd June 2015, The Place, London
7th/8th November 2014, Battersea Arts Centre, London
24th/25th October 2014, Bristol Old Vic, Bristol
20th October 2014, The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter
14th June 2014, Flare Weekender, Manchester
22nd/23rd May 2014, Mayfest, Bristol
23rd April 2014, Performance Centre, Falmouth University
14th Feb 2014, IdeasTap Takeover, Richmix, London

Made with supported from IdeasTap, Bristol Ferment and Arts Council England.
Developed at Battersea Arts Centre.

 


Images: collage and production images by Paul Samuel White.
Film by Dan Narayanan, Synertree Media