The Feel of Play performances
New production 'The Feel of Play' will be touring
around Derry-Londonderry from 17th-21st April.
Scheduled Public performances:
Tuesday 17th April at 3.30pm: Templemore Sports Complex, Buncrana Road.
Wednesday 18th April at 6pm: St Columbs Park* (Childrens playground)
Thursday 19th April at 1.30pm: Echo Echo Dance Studio, 13 Bishop Street.
Thursday 19th April at 5pm: Guildhall Square*
Saturday 21st April at 11am: Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart.
* Weather permitting. Like us on facebook to be kept up to date on performance times and locations!
Tuesday 17th April: North West Regional College, Performing Arts Dept.
Friday 20th April: Steelstown Primary School
Ayesha, Janie and Esther in The Henry Girls Music Video
Three of our dancers, Ayesha Mailey, Janie Doherty and Esther Alleyne collaborated with The Henry Girls earlier this year to create a choreography for their cover of Elvis Costello's 'Watching the Detectives'.
Also see appearances from Echo Echo's Artistic Director Steve Batts and Board Chairperson Tina McCauley.
Dance Development for April production has started in the studio
Echo Echo dancers start development and rehearsals this week for our next professional production, The Feel of Play, which will be performed at locations around Derry-Londonderry from 17th to 21st April.
The Feel of Play is an energetic performance that explores the rules and patterns of team sport exercises and training drills. Watchers will feel the energy, focus and excitement of a game but there is no goal to aim for- it is what the dancers do within the created structures and frame that matters.
The rehearsals for this production will last for four weeks before the dancers take it out of the studio and perform it in locations both indoor and outdoor.
We're planning to perform this piece to live music by local musicians Gary Cunningham and Mark O'Doherty, at sites such as Guildhall Square, on the Walls, Templemore Sports Complex, St Columbs Park and Steelstown Primary School.
Exact performance dates and times will be revealed closer to the time as they will be weather dependent! Make sure you 'like' us on facebook to receive regular updates. It will be performed in Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart on Saturday 21st April at 11am.
Echo Echo Company Manager, Ailbe Beirne said:
"It's great for Echo Echo to perform in different outdoor locations around the city as this opens up potential for new audiences who haven't seen the company before. We've been planning this with new people and organisations in the city that we wouldn't usually engage with, so the Legacy Trust UK programme has been a fantastic opportunity in that way.
"The performance is high quality improvisation work with live music score and quite fast-paced, so it should be fun to watch. Also the artist team are all locally based professional dancers and musicians so I hope the public come and support us!"
The Feel of Play is the final part of Echo Echo's Into Contact project, funded by Legacy Trust UK's Connections programme, which is managed by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Legacy Trust UK is creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK.
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