Echo Echo dance company: Open call to performers

Sheena Kelly, performer with Echo Echo.
Sheena Kelly, performer with Echo Echo.

Echo Echo are currently inviting local artists to propose short performance pieces of original work to be presented at their second international festival of dance and movement. As part of this year’s festival, which runs from 6-15 November in their fabulous theatre space on Magazine Street, Echo Echo wish to present an evening of mixed short works. The company are urging any local performers and artists who might have any intriguing, unusual, simple or beautiful ideas for this mixed bill to get in touch. They are looking for pieces of work from dancers in any style, or performances from actors, visual artists or musicians who have an idea for adding movement to their practise. They are inviting both experienced professional performers to propose ideas as well as aspiring artists who want to make work for the first time.

Echo Echo Development Officer, Anna Nolan said: “This really is an open call – it is not just restricted to dance! We are interested to hear from performers and artists who work in various different mediums who want to include some form of movement in their work. It really is an exciting opportunity for local performers to present original work at an international festival where high quality movement artists from around the world will be performing.”

Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement began in 2013 supported by the Culture Company as one of one of Echo Echo’s major City of Culture projects. The festival was extremely successful attracting large audiences to a wide variety of innovative and exciting local and international movement performances.

Company Manager, Ailbe Beirne said: “Echo Echo’s new home building and international festival creates a wonderful context for local audiences to see really different performance work and to connect local and international artists. Making the festival happen again this year has been a major challenge so we are delighted to have the support of City of Culture Legacy Fund and the Foyle Foundation.”

If you are interested in making a proposal, please call Echo Echo on 028 713 08883. We are happy to discuss or help develop any ideas. More information can be found at www.echoechodance.com