Photo Credit: Miriam Kaczor
Pre-booking essential as very limited capacity.
Performance approximately 1 hour. Arrive at 7.30pm for estimated 7.45pm performance time. Start time will depend on tide levels.
***This event is NOT at Echo Echo Studios!***
Performance at Culmore Point at the slipway into River Foyle.
Free parking for pre-booked ticket-holders at Culmore Community Hub (formerly Victoria Hall). Car Park will close shortly after performance. Performance location is 5-minute walk along Culmore Park Road. Please do not park along Culmore Point Road.
4 x accessible parking spaces (free) at Culmore Yacht Club available to pre-booked ticket-holders. Please email email@example.com with name and car reg to pre-book an accessible space. First come first served basis.
Waterproof clothing advised.
Please follow stewards guidance.
Testero Utero Go! Litter Womb by Natasha Bourke
Testero Utero Go! Litter Womb is a site-specific performance in-progress, reflecting on existential themes, in increasingly changing times. Presented outdoors between dusk and nightfall, there is a human and then a ‘separate being’ inside a large transparent ball on a boat, blindly navigating from day to night, between land and water mass. The boat tugs two smaller balls containing shredded single-use plastics. The work attempts to visually summarise the safety, isolation and uncertainty experienced, as humans increasingly exist in bubbles. The artist is always mindful of ancient waterways, linking sites to their earlier states with a deepening interest in the anatomical/environmental containment of water and its role vibrating through a body or landscape. T.U.G! Litter Womb is part of an ambitious new water-based performance vision in-development with support of the Arts Council, Firkin Crane, Cork City Council and Cork Midsummer Festival
Natasha Bourke is a Cork-based interdisciplinary artist of Irish/Dutch descent with a fine art and extensive movement background. Her practice embraces performance, lens-based media, installation, archive, drawing and sound. Bourke has presented live/filmic/installation work, solo and collaboratively, in events across Ireland/Europe, since 2007. The artist’s life and roots often underpin her work contemplating themes of self and society and continually investigating new ways to refine the different strands of her practice into a unique coherent poetic language.
We are very happy to be collaborating with the Causeway Coast Maritime Heritage Group who will be bringing the Colmcille Currach to be part of Natasha’s performance on 22nd September. The Colmcille Currach and crew will be on the River Foyle on 21st and 22nd September - look out for them!
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!