Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement

Echo Echo returns for its fifth outing with an outstanding programme of dance, movement and physical theatre across Derry~Londonderry

Festival Details


Tuesday, 07 November 2017 to Saturday, 18 November 2017



Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement returns to Derry for its fifth edition from November 7-18 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 four and up; Swedish company Lavadans presenting a 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; four-piece band This is How we Fly and Sean Nos dancer Sibeal 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.

Steve Batts, Artistic Director, said: '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 us 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!

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Echo Echo Festival is supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Derry City and Strabane District Council.