More Authentic Tango with Leilani Weis


Echo Echo welcomes back Chilean dancer, Leilani Weis for her forth workshop in the city teaching her popular style of Authentic Tango.

Friday 7th and Saturday 8th May
(Friday 8pm- 10pm & Saturday 1pm- 5pm)

Costs: £25/£15 concession

In the Echo Echo Dance Studio, Waterside Theatre, Derry

Previous workshops have been very busy so if you would like to book a place, contact the Echo Echo office on 028 7134 2266 or email as soon as possible.

Leilani Weis will perform with the company's production of Ripple Affect on 12th - 14th May.

Supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.




Guest Double Bill evening


Echo Echo welcomes two guest dance companies to the studio next week:

Casebolt and Smith and Legitimate Bodies

Wednesday 5th May at 8pm

In the Echo Echo Dance Studio
Entry: £5


Casebolt and Smith from LA will perform alongside Legitimate Bodies from Ireland.

Echo Echo Artistic Director, Steve Batts said: "Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company is thrilled to be welcoming the two dance-theatre companies, Casebolt and Smith and Legitimate Bodies, to perform in our studio on the 5th May"

"Anyone who has been to our studio will know that we don't have very much in the way of technical possibilities for performances but the two companies we have invited are ideal for our intimate and low-tech environment. They bring intimacy and directness, and a seriousness of purpose warmly wrapped in physicality, playfulness and humour. This is what connects their work to that of Echo Echo and is the reason why we have invited them. Both companies also have the rare quality of a light but sharp political edge in their work, which entertains as it makes you think and re-think."

"This is a special development for us. It will be the first time we have organised an evening of performance in our studio for visiting companies. I couldn't imagine better visitors to have as our first guest performers. Anyone who comes along to watch is sure to enjoy it and to go away with rich impressions and plenty to think about"

Well worth seeing!

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Three year Legacy project in lead up to London 2012

Media Release -March 2010

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company receive £125,000 for three year Legacy project in lead up to London 2012 Olympics

Northern Ireland's leading contemporary dance company, Echo Echo will launch its unique three-year programme- Into Contact- in April. The project received £125,000 funding from the Legacy Trust UK Connections Programme, which is managed by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

The Derry based Dance Company is one of six lead organisations involved in Northern Ireland's Connections programme; part of Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to help build a cultural and sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Echo Echo's Into Contact programme will use this funding to develop and deliver an outstanding programme of sport themed dance events in partnership with other organisations, emphasising the skill, beauty and magic of dance and sport.

It will include three high profile performance events, a strand focused on the development of dance and movement in the education sector and an audience development element- all of which are aimed at providing a lasting legacy for people long after the 2012 London Olympics.

Artistic Director of Echo Echo Steve Batts said:

"At first glance there would seem to be a natural and easy connection between dance and sport, but does the connection really go much deeper than the seemingly obvious shared physicality in the two areas? We are very grateful for the opportunity to explore this in a thoughtful and rather unusual way. We hope and believe that our work throughout this project, in both the artistic and outreach elements will be exciting, stimulating and worthwhile."

Dugald Mackie, Chair of Legacy Trust UK said:

"The benefits of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be felt not just in London but throughout the UK. The Games are a once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase Northern Ireland to millions of people across the world. We believe that projects such as Echo Echo's Into Contact will inspire and encourage people throughout Northern Ireland to get involved and will help leave a lasting legacy for the region."

The launch event will be held on Tuesday 27th April and will be followed by Echo Echo's performance evening Interactions. The dance ensemble will show solos, duets and group pieces- some serious, some wacky - encouraged by Artistic Director Steve Batts to take risks and let their imagination fly.

The launch is an open event and all are welcome. Tickets for Interactions are free and are available from The Waterside Theatre box office on 028 7131 4000.

If you would like more information about Echo Echo's Into Contact programme or are interested in getting involved, contact the Echo Echo office on 028 7134 2266 or email

Into Contact is funded by the Legacy trust UK Connections Programme which is managed by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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