Echo Echo Festival 2021

The eighth edition of Echo Echo's international festival of dance and movement 'live and online' welcomes audiences and artists from across Ireland and further afield.

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Welcome

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!

#EchoEchoFest 

Programme 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)

Donate

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. 

COVID-19

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

Festival Thanks

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!

Festival Funders

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Projects

Projects

Echo Echo Festival 2021

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Echo Echo Digital Programme

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Dance Picnic

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In Tall Grass

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Open House

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A Box

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Parent & Toddlers

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Echo Echo Contact Festival 2019

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Ludo Lusi Lusum

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Old Bob's Tale

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The Cove

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Lost in Frost

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Fractals

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Body Wisdom in the Community

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Music Programme

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Echo Echo Contact Festival 2018

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Kids Classes

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The Motion Ensemble

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Making Moves Youth Dance

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Without

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Festival Open Call

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Walk By

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Body Wisdom

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Echo Hunt

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The Henry Girls and Echo Echo

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Ripple Affect

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Consequences

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Contact Improvisation

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Residency Programme

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How To Watch Dancing...

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Echo Echo Festival Presents 2021

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Festival Workshop Tour (2019)

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Echo Echo Festival 2019

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Echo Echo Festival 2018

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Festival Workshop Tour (2018)

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Echo Echo Festival 2017

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Festival Workshop Tour (2017)

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Festival Workshop Tour (2016)

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Echo Echo Festival 2016

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Echo Echo Festival 2015

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Echo Echo Festival 2014

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Echo Echo Festival 2013

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Vertical. Nature. Base.

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Into Contact (2010-12)

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Thank you

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Fully booked

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