Emily Welther & Daniel Brandl | Ways of Listening
Fri 3rd February 10am - 1pm (Open to all levels of experience)
In this workshop, we will be exploring different ways of listening, through the movement of the body as it relates to and travels through its surroundings, and as it comes into contact with musical instruments and objects. We will listen as the moving body brushes against the walls, knocks on windows, and treads on the floor of the room it is in, and begin to perceive the inner vibrations of its organs, bones and voice. This attention to an internal/external listening and sound-making will be explored as well by the musicians as they create sounds with their instruments and their bodies. Questions we will ask are: What is rhythm/What is my rhythm? How do I want to move and what sounds do I want to make when I listen to what is in/outside of me? What happens when I focus my attention onto what I hear and how I feel? In a continuous feedback loop, the participants will interchange the roles of movers and sound-makers and create a space of multi-sensorial listening. Open to dancers, musicians, movers, and sound-makers of all levels. You are welcome to bring your own instruments or other sound-making devices.
Nic Gareiss & Ultan O’Brien | Dance the Tune
Sat 11th February 1pm - 2.15pm (for dancers ages 12+)
Traversing intersections and interstices of many clog, step, and percussive dance styles, this class explores the sheer musical potential of your feet. Using imitation and idiomatic ornaments as well as extended techniques for shoe sounds and textures, we will learn to construct lines of rhythm imitating melody as well as create rhythmic counterpoint by setting up shoe-grooves and developing listening, responsiveness, and sonic sensing. Wear smooth-soled comfortable shoes with a low or no heel for this class.
Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement 2023
Friday 27th January - Saturday 11th February 2023
Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, Waterloo House, Magazine Street, Derry-Londonderry BT48 6HH
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Echo Echo Studios are accessed via rear entrance to Waterloo House at Hangman's Bastion, Magazine Street. The centre is fully accessible. Please note both studio spaces and gallery are accessible via stairs or platform lift.
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Thanks to Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The National Lottery through ACNI, Derry City and Strabane District Council Headline Events Fund, The Foyle Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation.
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