A series of free workshops around Ireland during September inviting applications to the Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement artist bursary programme.

Where: Venues around Ireland – see below

When: 3rd – 16th September 2018

Experienced dancers and artists in other fields, along with experienced non-professionals, are invited to join a free workshop with Steve Batts, Artistic Director, or 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-in-Residence 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.


“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 2017

Programme 2018

Monday 3rd September 2pm-5pm | Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast (with Ayesha Mailey)
Monday 10th September 6pm-9pm | Firkin Crane, Cork (with Steve Batts)
Tuesday 11th September 6pm-9pm | Dingle tbc (with Steve Batts)
Thursday 13th September 2pm-5pm | DanceHouse, Dublin (with Steve Batts)
Saturday 15th September 1pm-4pm | St Nicholas’ School Hall, Galway (with Steve Batts)
Sunday 16th September 3pm-6pm | The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon (with Ayesha Mailey)

How to apply

Any further queries and to book your places please contact Mr Ailbe Beirne, Echo Echo Company Manager, on 02871308883 or email info@echoechodance.com.

Free for participants.

For further information please visit www.echoechodance.com

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