Dates and Times
20 May 2014 to 21 May 2014 at 7.30pm
Presented by Alice Mary Cooper
Waves tells the story of the unofficial history of the invention of the Butterfly stroke. It is a solo theatrework written and performed by Alice Mary Cooper.
Combining new writing, highly expressive storytelling, delicate movement and humour, Waves is the amazing tale of Elizabeth Moncello and how, growing up on Gabo Island in the 30’s, she employed sea creatures to teach her how to swim. With the help of fish, penguins and amphibian friends, Liz, the daughter of immigrants, developed ‘the Dolphin,’ known to the world as the Butterfly.
A hit at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe and programmed for the upcoming 2014 Imaginate Festival, Edinburgh and invited to the Brighton Festival, this enchanting tale delights audiences young and old.
About Alice Mary Cooper
Alice is a performer, writer, and theatre-maker from Sydney. Her hope is that through performance, she can transform the everyday into sources of wonderment. Alice graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts from Melbourne University and undertook a year of actor training at L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Paris.