Image credit Simon Alleyne: DONES by Leilani Weis and company (Festival 2016)
Opening Times (all drop-in):
- Friday 17th (Culture Night) – 2pm-8pm
- Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd – 11am-5pm
- Thursday 23rd – 2pm-8pm
- Friday 24th & Saturday 25th - 11am-4pm
Other viewing times may be possible by prior arrangement.
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.
Festival Photographic Retrospective Gallery by Simon Alleyne
Simon Alleyne has been responsible for the photographic and video documentation of the Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement since its inception in 2013. Earlier in the year, as part of ‘Echo Echo Festival Presents', he curated a retrospective online exhibition selected from the beautiful images he has taken over the past seven editions from 2013-2019. For the eighth edition of the festival, Simon has chosen his favourite images to mount as a full photographic exhibition in the lobby and gallery spaces at Echo Echo Studios.
“It has been my great pleasure to document the Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement. Echo Echo and the amazing creative folk who work there have provided me a space where I can express my artistic talent alongside theirs, and watch, and capture beautiful and impactful dance. Before my work with Echo Echo I had no experience of contemporary dance, however, I soon learned that it suited my photographic style perfectly. As a photographer, I care about storytelling and capturing raw emotions that immerse the viewer into the image. The festival has given me so many opportunities to do this. In this gallery, I have assembled some of my favourite images of past festivals. I really hope you will enjoy them and that they will inspire you to engage with this wonderful artform and the work of Echo Echo." Simon Alleyne
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!