Echo Echo seek funding for new project

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The Artistic Director of Derry dance company, Echo Echo Dance Theatre, has asked local people to help support a work which will be shown as part of its annual international festival of dance and movement in November.

The new work will be created by Oona Doherty, a young Northern Irish choreographer who has an ongoing collaborative relationship with Echo Echo.

Steve Batts said, “We have asked Oona to present her first full evening of work in the festival. She wants part of the programme to be a 20 minute trio, called ECHO HUNT, made with three Echo Echo ensemble members: Janie Doherty, Zoe Ramsey and Kelly Quigley.

“Finding resources for making new work is one of the most challenging things to do. We are asking people who have found interest and pleasure in our work, or in the exceptional work of visiting artists that we have presented in previous festivals to make a contribution.

“We are trying to raise £2,500. We have already received pledges that are over 50% of the total but if we don’t reach the £2,500 mark we don’t get anything.”

“The minimum contribution that the site accepts is £5. Please don’t underestimate the importance of small donations. Apart from anything else the feeling that we are treasured by lots of people keeps us going! A big thank-you to everyone who has already donated.”

Anyone wishing to support the fundraising campaign can donate at