Thank you to all of the Festival funders, supporters, colleagues, audiences and artists...

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Echo Echo Festival Team

Artistic Director – Steve Batts

Associate Artistic Director – Ayesha Mailey

Company Manager – Ailbe Beirne

Development Officer – Anna Nolan

Technical Manager – Barry Davis

Technical Support – Darren Owens

Echo Echo Ensemble – Kelly Quigley, Zoe Ramsey, Tonya Sheina

Publicity artwork and design – Ciaran Harley, Richard Walsh and zoocreative

Publicity support – Brian Fisher

Photography – Simon Alleyne and Living Witness Productions

Festival Thanks

Thank you to all of the artists, speakers and companies for their generous goodwill, positivity, encouragement and genuine interest in being part of Echo Echo Festival – and to all of their circles of colleagues and supporters.

Special thanks to all of the artists and companies for use of their images and video - please see below for list of credits. Thanks to zoocreative for the beautiful Festival artwork derived from an image of Junebug Company by Charles Mugel.

Thank you to our principal Festival funders, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Derry City and Strabane District Council – special mentions for Gilly Campbell and team at ACNI and to Colin Coyle, Jacqueline Whoriskey, Stephen Gillespie and team at Council; thanks to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Gillian Goode for their ongoing support; thanks to Foyle Foundation for supporting this fifth edition; thanks to the Esmé Mitchell Trust for supporting the 2017 primary schools outreach programme; and thanks to our Festival Friends advertisers.

Thanks to Department of Culture Heritage and Gaeltacht and Aoife O’Sullivan at DCHG for support with the Festival All-Ireland Outreach and Bursary Programme; and thanks to our venue partners and staff at Dance Ireland, Dance Resource Base, Firkin Crane, Galway Dance Project, An Lab, and The Dock Arts Centre, as well as Theatre NI.

Special thanks to Cultúrlann Uí Chánain and staff for their creative engagement and support for the Tradition and Beyond event, especially Peter O’Doherty, Eibhlín Ní Dhochartaigh and Gerry Tracey. Thanks to Aine and staff at The Playhouse.

Thanks to our local venue and outreach partners and all of their staff and teachers: Derry Craft Village, Ardnashee College, Holy Cross College Strabane, Donemana PS, St Patrick’s PS Donemana, St Cecilia’s College, Sevenoaks Care Home, Groarty Integrated PS, Gaelscoil Na Daróige, Rosemount PS, Good Shepherd PS, Thornhill College, North West Regional College, Fireworks Dance, and Studio 2.

Thanks to the Echo Echo team: our staff, volunteers, work placements; current directors Margo Harkin, Cath McBride, Paul Johnston, Deirdre Gillespie, and past directors, for their ongoing support and advocacy; Virginia Negru from Contact Festival Bucharest; James and Diane King; Bernadette Sheils; thanks to the Body Wisdom group including Dennis Golden, Marie Manktelow, John McCartney, Carmel Mulrine, Majella Biernat and Liam Cunningham for their ongoing dedication and encouragement; and thanks to the Echo Echo Ensemble Artists whose vital voluntary support often goes unnoticed behind the scenes.

Finally, thanks to you – our audiences, colleagues, friends and family for your continued support!

Festival artwork and photography credits

Thanks to Ciaran Harley of zoocreative for the beautiful Festival artwork derived from an image of Junebug Company by Charles Mugel.

Fallen from the Moon artwork: Lilia Goldbeck

Junebug images: Charles Mugel

Velvet Alibi image: Paul Brown Photography

Festival Dance Picnic: Living Witness Photography