Swimming with My Mother
I saw the play Swimming with My Mother last night at the Guthrie Theatre’s Dowling Studio. It was very touching, and moving, particularly since I’m a mother, but also knowing the two performers were the “actual” mother and son — perhaps a bit reflective as well. Yes, pun intended! The play, as described on the Guthrie’s website, “A young boy takes a lesson from his mother, a swimming coach. Life passes in laps, things change, and the boy teaches his mother to dance…their own stories intertwining and swelling like a rising tide.” The movement was so fluid like a blurring of water and dance, absolutely lovely.
At the end, the well known choreographer and performer David Bolger shows us a 6 minute film he did with his mother called Deep End Dance. This was an incredible visual of dance under water. Check it out below!