Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement returns to Derry for its 5th edition from 7th-18th November with an outstanding programme of dance, movement and physical theatre.
Performances include a series of improvisations in various city locations led by members of Moldovan dance group ‘Voices’ ; acclaimed German children’s dance company ‘Mini-a-Tour’ with their magical work ‘Fallen From the Moon’ for ages 4 and up; Swedish company ‘Lavadans’ presenting their multi-media production ‘Vice Versa’ addressing the impact of war specifically on the lives and experiences of children; Swiss company ‘Junebug’ will return to Derry with their internationally acclaimed production ‘WICCA’ a celebration of Womanhood and the power of Gentleness; 4 piece band ‘This is How we Fly’ and Sean Nós dancer Sibéal Davitt and Irish step-dancer Kristyn Fontanella present a double bill of music and dance at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin; festival also includes two evenings of the popular Short Works by local and visiting artists created from the Festival Open Call.
Artistic Director Steve Batts:
We continue this year with our approach of programming a mix of work by artists with a long term relationship with Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, artists new to us and to our region while continuing to favour work which is clearly rooted in the ideas that it is people who dance… not just bodies.
Come and see some shows and join Echo Echo for a packed programme of daily classes and workshops, a concert by the fantastic, funky, flavoursome Velvet Alibi, Festival Symposium, and family friendly Dance Picnic!
Early booking is advisable!
Dates: Tuesday 7th to Saturday 18th November.
Echo Echo Festival is supported by ACNI and Derry City and Strabane District Council.