Echo Echo Festival All-Ireland Workshop Programme and Artist Bursaries.

Where: Dublin, Galway, Tralee, Cork, Belfast, Carrick-on-Shannon

When: 5-14 September 2019

Festival Workshop Tour 2019

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company is interested in finding ways to develop engagement with artists in dance, movement and related disciplines, from all parts of Ireland. This is the fourth year that the company is offering a series of workshops outside its home base in Derry in partnership with dance venues and partners around the island.

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.

Echo Echo Festival Bursaries

Workshop participants may apply for one of a number of bursaries Echo Echo is offering to participate in the seventh edition of Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement which takes place in Derry from 5th – 16th November 2019. The bursary types available and the simple application process will be described at the workshop.

Artist bursaries are open to artists working in any discipline with an interest in dance and movement.

Twenty artists from around the island have been supported with bursaries to attend Echo Echo Festival from 2016-2018.

Workshop Programme 2019

Thursday 5th September 1pm-4pm | DanceHouse, Dublin
Friday 6th September 3pm-6pm | Galway, venue tbc
Saturday 7th September 2pm-4pm | Siamsa Tire, Tralee
Sunday 8th September 2pm-4pm | Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
Sunday 8th September 4pm-4.30pm | Firkin Crane, Cork (information session after Contact Improvisation workshop)
Saturday 14th September 2pm-4pm | The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon

With thanks to Dance Ireland, Dance Resource Base NI, Galway Dance Project and all of the partner venues and staff for their support.

To book a place please contact Echo Echo at

The bursary types available and the simple application process will be described at the workshop.

Free for participants.

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