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Echo Echo Dance Company: Free Dance and Movement Festival Workshop

Sat 14 September, 2:00pm

Free dance and movement workshop

Workshop Invitation
Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company is interested in finding ways to develop engagement with artists in dance, movement and related disciplines, from all parts of Ireland. This is the fourth year that the company is offering a series of workshops outside its home base in Derry in partnership with dance venues and partners around the island. Experienced dancers and artists in other fields, along with experienced non-professionals, are invited to join a free workshop with Ayesha Mailey, Associate Artistic Director of Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company.
There will be a practical movement session and a short presentation on the work of Echo Echo and the concept of Poetic Movement. The workshop will include an outline of ways to engage with and collaborate with Echo Echo including an introduction to their Artist-inResidence programme, an explanation of opportunities for proposing work for the annual Echo Echo Festival, and an outline of other possibilities for developing collaboration, performances, research and workshops at Echo Echo Studios in Derry. To book a place please contact Echo Echo at contact details below or simply come along on the day.
Echo Echo Festival Bursaries
Workshop participants may apply for one of a number of bursaries Echo Echo is offering to participate in the seventh edition of Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement which takes place in Derry from 5th – 16th November 2019. The bursary types available and the simple application process will be described at the workshop. Artist bursaries are open to artists working in any discipline with an interest in dance and
movement. Twenty artists from around the island have been supported with bursaries to attend Echo Echo Festival from 2016-2018.

“I loved the wholesome and caring feeling of the whole festival. I appreciated the inclusivity; it is actually a quite rare thing. I also loved the fact we got to work and learn with artists whose performances we saw. It made both the performances and the classes more meaningful and resourceful.” Festival Bursary recipient
Contact Us / Booking
Any further queries and to book your places please contact Mr Ailbe Beirne, Echo Echo Company Manager, on 02871308883 or email

Echo Echo Festival Workshop Tour & Artist Bursaries kindly supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht ‘2019 Co-operation with Northern Ireland’ funding scheme. Echo Echo Festival 2019 is supported by ACNI and Derry Strabane Council