Echo Echo - Legacy Trust events in Belfast on 1 Sept

1st September 2012 


12.30-1.30pm at The MAC, St Anne's Square 

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company will perform The Feel of Play at The MAC, Belfast on Saturday 1st September 2012. The performance will take place outdoors in St Anne's Square at 12.30pm and lasts around 45 minutes. The Echo Echo ensemble are joined by talented musicians Mark O'Doherty and Gary Cunningham (Balkan Alien Sound). Free admission and suitable for all ages!

"Joyful, joyous, life-affirming!" Audience feedback


10.30am-12.30pm in The MAC, The Lab 

The company will also provide an intensive workshop for experienced or professional dancers focusing on the working methods used in The Feel of Play. The workshop will be led by Artistic Director, Steve Batts with the full company ensemble taking part.


2.30-5pm in The MAC, The Lab

In the afternoon of Saturday 1st September, an Echo Echo Dance Picnic will take place in The MAC (in The Lab). This is a cross-generational dance workshop for all ages and abilities from toddlers to grandparents. It has been a very popular event in Echo Echo's programme in recent years with as many as 50 people joing in Derry Dance Picnics. The event starts at 2.30pm and runs to 5pm with a break for cake. Some cake will be provided but do bring some along.

Workshop and Dance Picnic are free of charge but booking is essential so contact us directly on 02871308883 or Or connect with us online on Facebook or Twitter. 


A range of events will take place all day and evening in The MAC celebrating the many succesful projects of the Legacy Trust UK Connections Programme over the last 3 years.

Full programme details (1.3 MB, pdf - to view please right click> save as> and open with Adobe Reader)


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Catch us at a Summer Festival!


It may not feel like summer outside but Echo Echo will be making a few appearances at some festivals in August.


First up is Interact Youth Arts Festival in Derry-Londonderry. Free workshops for 12-21yr olds.  Artistic Director Steve Batts will be teaching a partnering workshop on Monday 13th August in the Millennium Forum. This workshop will focus on dancing with a partner, communication, strength and balance as you attempt lifts.

To book a place, call 028 7127 2776/88 or visit their website.



Second up, we have Stendhal Festival of Art in Limavady. Echo Echo will be doing a Dance Picnic on Saturday 18th August. This is for everyone to join in and have fun dancing, stopping for some food (hence the picnic part!) All in the beautiful surroundings of Roe Valley.

To book tickets for the festival, visit 



Youth Dance Week: 2nd-6th July

Due to a growing youth dance group and interest from some new members too, Echo Echo has decided to offer a Youth Dance Week for teenagers. It will take place in the company's dance studio on Bishop Street from Monday 2nd- Friday 6th July. The youth dance group will meet from 2pm- 4pm each day to learn new dance technique and create a short dance performance.

This week will be taught by Janie Doherty who will bring her groove and hip hop edge. This will not be an ordinary 'copy' and 'repeat' class, but each individual will have the opportunity to bring their own imagination, skill, sensitivity and creativity to the moves and the choreography created. This dance style is full of humour, musical expression and authentic hip-hop beats from around the world.

The week costs just £20 and you can book your place by calling the Echo Echo office on 028 7130 8883 or email


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