24 Jan 2016

Building the butterfly (stroke)

From Standing Room Only, 3:52 pm on 24 January 2016

A fascination with the lives and achievements of early Australian women swimmers comes through in a solo play by Australian writer and actor Alice Mary Cooper.

In her show Waves, which she's bringing to the New Zealand Festival as well as the Auckland Arts Festival, Alice imagines how a woman on an Australian island invents the butterfly stroke by swimming with fish and penguins.

Alice Mary Cooper

Alice Mary Cooper Photo: Cristina Todaro