Echo Echo Studio 1 – Installation:
- Tue 14th & Wed 15th at 11am-5pm;
- Thu 16th & Fri 17th (Culture Night) 2pm-8pm
Echo Echo Studio 2 – Live Performances (1 hour slots including access to Installation):
- Sat 18th 1pm-6pm
- Sun 19th 10am-4pm
Pre-booking essential for live performances. Please go to booking link.
Covid-19: This is an indoor event therefore face masks are compulsory unless you are exempt. Social distancing in operation. For drop-in events you may have to queue outside the building.
Folds of the Soul: Portraits in Time by Kate Wilson
Contextualised by her background in dance and visual art, Kate Wilson collaborated with two dance artists in integrated processes of improvised dance duet and portraiture in charcoal and oil paint. The resulting installation offers live performance, completed works on canvas and paper, and video works: ‘Curves of Time’ and ‘Interferometer’.
The video works explore the emerging relationships between drawing, painting and performance, inviting the viewer to consider the drawing process in connection with the expression of trajectory in movement.
On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September there will be live performances with dance artist Svenja Bühl in Echo Echo Studio 2. These performances will offer both an opportunity for live engagement and to witness the trans-disciplinary duet process. Each journey by audience through the performance space becomes an additional dialogic aspect of this process.
Kate Wilson is an interdisciplinary dance and visual artist based in Sligo. She has been a long term artistic collaborator of Echo Echo for over 20 years. In 2015 Kate founded the Undercurrent network which explores issues of mobility and inclusiveness in the arts, creating innovative performances with movement practitioners from diverse backgrounds. Community and school outreach forms an integral part of Kate’s practice and research and she also works with the Department of Education, training teachers and artists as well as mentoring for Roscommon and Leitrim County Council arts initiatives.
Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement 'live and online' returns for an eighth edition from 4th to 25th September 2021 with an outstanding programme performances and events. Festival programme includes photographic exhibition and multi-media installation within Echo Echo's home studios on Magazine Street; an online programme of solos and performance events; special 'live' performance events taking place around the city of Derry and surrounding areas; and a Festival Film Premiere.
Join us to move and be moved!
Film by Simon Alleyne.
Featuring original music from ‘Amid the Noise and the Haste’ by Colin Norrby.
Thanks to all of the artists, audiences and partners involved in 2021!
- Livestream Solos by the Echo Echo Ensemble and guest artists from the Body Wisdom group
- Together Alone: Solos in the City - A series of short solos by 20 different dancers around the city of Derry and surrounding areas
- Folds of the Soul: Portraits in Time - A multi-media installation by Kate Wilson with 'live' associated dance performances
- I N T E R F A C E: A digital performance in shared time by Emily Welther and Daniel Brandl
- Festival Photographic Retrospective Gallery by Simon Alleyne
- Testero Utero Go! Litter Womb - site specific work by Natasha Bourke presented in association with Causeway Coast Maritime Heritage Group
- Amid the Noise and the Haste - a film by Colin Norrby (Premiere)
View Festival Programme (pdf, 10MB) or click image above.
View Festival Programme (ISSUU online reader)
All Echo Echo Festival events in September 2021 are free of charge.
Please consider donating what you can to support our continuing work and save the arts. Thank you.
Please support us to maintain a healthy and safe environment for everyone involved by following all Covid-19 best hygiene practice. All Echo Echo Festival events are risk assessed and public health and safety is our top priority so please adhere to guidance provided by Festival staff and stewards. Thank you!
Echo Echo Festival Team
- Artistic Director – Steve Batts
- Associate Artistic Director – Ayesha Mailey
- Company Manager – Ailbe Beirne
- Development Officer – Anna Nolan
- Technical Manager – Barry Davis
- Echo Echo Ensemble – Ayesha Mailey, Kelly Quigley, Zoe Ramsey, Tonya Sheina
- Video and Photography – Simon Alleyne
- Publicity artwork and design – Ciaran Harley at zoocreative
- Board of Directors – Deirdre Gillespie, Esther Alleyne, Mandy Blinco, Cath McBride
Thanks to all of the artists involved for all of their generous collaborative approach and encouragement in making this programme possible – and to all of their circles of colleagues, funders and supporters.
Thank you to our principal funders, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Derry City and Strabane District Council; special mentions for Caoileann Curry-Thompson and team at ACNI and to Jacqueline Whoriskey, John Kerr and all of the team at Council for their flexibility and support throughout the pandemic. Thanks to all of the previous Festival funders and supporters over the last eight years.
Our thanks to the Woodland Trust, Department for Communities, Altnagelvin Hospital, City Cemetery (DCSDC), St Columb’s Cathedral, Foyle Valley, City Centre Initiative, Translink, Inner City Trust, Executive Office NI and Foyle Port. Many thanks again to all at Causeway Coast Maritime Heritage Group.
Thanks to all of the Echo Echo staff, ensemble and directors for their continued commitment and dedication during what has been a hugely difficult time for the arts and for society as a whole.
Finally, thanks to you – our audiences, colleagues, friends and family for your continued support!