Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement - Open Call
Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company is pleased to announce an open call for short works to be performed in the fifth edition of the Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement in November 2018. We are looking for short performances which will be part of a mixed programme on the evenings of Thursday 15th and Friday 16th November 2018. The programme will be the same for both of these nights.
Echo Echo Festival will provide basic travel expenses and accommodation for three nights.
Proposed works should be not more than 15 minutes in length. We are happy to consider first performances, performances of work that has already been shown before, proposals for improvisation scores, projection/video work and other kinds of performance.
We don’t have any restriction on style or idiom but we are generally interested in work that is in some way consonant with, or an interesting challenge to, Echo Echo’s practice of poetic movement.
We are interested in proposals from artists with whom we already have a relationship and from artists new to Echo Echo. We like to approach all our invitees as colleagues with whom we may develop an ongoing creative relationship.
It may be possible for Echo Echo to offer a residency at our home studios to facilitate the making of new work or in developing previously performed work for the Open Call performance evenings. We can’t offer money but we can offer space and some technical/creative support. Sometimes we can help with accommodation by finding local people to host artists in residence.
This is the sixth edition of Echo Echo’s international festival of dance and movement. In each previous year we have had a wonderful mix of work in our open call evenings. This has ranged from solos to sextets, from minimalist to highly theatrical, from improvisation scores to highly detailed set work, and from pieces of less than 5 minutes to pieces that have stretched our 15 minute limit a little. We are always open to the idea that artists whose work has been shown in the open call may be invited back to Echo Echo for longer residencies and/or to perform a full programme at a later festival.
We encourage you to send us the information on your proposal in the form that makes most sense to you. This could include biographical detail, written descriptions, working process, photographs, links to video recordings of work proposed and/or previous work (please don’t attach videos to email however small the file may be and if possible please send a link for streaming rather than for download). We feel that short “promo clips are generally a poor way to understand a piece of work so if you send a link to one of those please also consider sending a link to a video recording of the full piece as well. Please send as much material as you think is necessary to represent your proposal well, but do remember that we have limited time and we receive a very large number of them, so being realistically concise is very helpful for us.
For information on previous editions of the festival please visit: http://echoechodance.com/projects
For past Open Call artists and images visit the Echo Echo blog: https://echoechodance.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/echo-echo-festival-open-call-accepting-proposals/
Please send us your proposal by email to Steve Batts: steve [at] echoechodance.com and also cc it to info [at] echoechodance.com.
Closing date is Friday 29th June 2018.
Invitations to successful applicants will be sent during August 2018.
Echo Echo Festival Open Call in Italian: http://www.danzaeffebi.com/danza-work/echo-echo-festival-open-call-2018-per-coreografie-brevi-irlanda-del-nord/
With many thanks to Francesca Bernabini.
Echo Echo Festival Thanks
Echo Echo Festival supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, National Lottery through ACNI, and Derry City & Strabane District Council.
Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement - Open Call Programme
Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company hosts an annual Festival of Dance and Movement each year since 2013. An important element of the Festival has been the Open Call Programme which has taken place five times from 2014-18 inclusive and a commissioning open call in 2021.
As part of the Festival we invite proposals from artists to submit work that might be shown as part of the Festival Short Works mixed performance programme.
In each previous edition we have had a wonderful mix of work in our open call evenings. This has ranged from solos to sextets, from minimalist to highly theatrical, from improvisation scores to highly detailed set work, and from pieces of less than 5 minutes to pieces that have stretched our 15 minute limit a little. We are always open to the idea that artists whose work has been shown in the open call may be invited back to Echo Echo for longer residencies and/or to perform a full programme at a later festival.
Past Echo Echo Festival Open Call Artists 2014-18
Ferenc Fehér and Dávid Mikó; Sahar Damoni; Hwa Wei-An; Julianne Chapple and Maxine Chadburn; Rikilikemagic (Rachel Sheil); Susan Koper; Look, but with love (Suahee Abro and Lucia Moretti); Linda Fearon, Cinzia Savonitti & Helen Hall of Luminous Soul; Zoe Ui Fhaolain; Nasrine Kheltent; Inna Aslamova; Hilde Ingeborg Sandvold; Anastasia Brouzioti and Yiannis Tsigkris of Alma Libre; Lior Lazarof, Timea Laza and Sharon Barbakov; Bjorn Richter of RichterMeyerMarx; Hannah Rogerson and Pieter Visser of Tea Time Company; Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín and Isabella Oberlander; Collective B, Sonia Borkowicz, Elsa Mourlam, Izabela Soldaty, Vilte Svarplyte; Sarah Herr and Meret Rufener; Nicola Cisternino; Circul’R, David Phiphak, Berenice Dupuis; Sabrina Gargano and Verena Schneider; Aoife Toner; Gary Rowntree, Ryan O’Neill, Catherine Muckle; My Johansson; Erin O’Reilly, Sophie Ammann and Roseanne Briens of Junebug Company; Rachel Sheil; Jusztina Hermann and Robert Peoples of Delighters; Yukiko Masui; Jann Gallois; Mel Bradley and Zoe Ramsey; Helga Deasy; Nastasja Stefanic and company; Sorcha Shanahan; Alba Lorca; Alessandro Sollima; Jessica Peoples and ZoNa Dance Company; Maria Papathanasiou; Ronan Kearney; Claire Bonnie; Argyro Tsampazi; Lily Akerman; Oona Doherty; Sara Campinoti; Sibéal Davitt and Olwyn Lyons; Valeria Famularo; Carie Logue and NWRC Dance.
See photo blog for a look back at past Open Call programmes: https://echoechodance.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/45-short-works-programmed-to-date-new-commissions-to-echo-echo-festival-open-call/
Echo Echo Festival Thanks
With thanks to all of the past Festival Open Call artists and their colleagues, collaborators and supporters!