Festival Dance Picnic

19th November Echo Echo Studios 11.30am-1.30pm
One of our favourite events returns for a special festival edition. Let's dance and eat!

image from Dance Picnic

Festival Dance Picnic

Studio One | Saturday 19th November, 11.30 – 1.30pm

The Dance Picnic is an Echo Echo tradition. This is the place where everyone has the chance to do two wonderful things. Firstly, to dance simple interactive improvisations and circle dances together, and secondly, though no less importantly, to eat nice things. This is an event for all ages and all abilities. Come along with your Dad, your Granny, your toddler, your football team or just on your own. From experience we can say that it doesn’t matter whether you are a professional dancer or four year old ninja turtle or one of those people who always claims to have two left feet. You’ll have lots of fun and you’ll have the pleasure of being told what to do by the marvellous Echo Echo Ensemble artists.

Entry £3 per person. Pay at the door.

About Dance Picnic

Dance Picnic is an opportunity for people of all ages to take part in dance and movement sessions together! No-one is too young or too old.

The project stems from the company's busy participation programme which regularly sees parents, toddlers, children, young adults, elderly and people with disabilities dancing. Artistic Director Steve Batts wanted to see these groups come together and enjoy dance and movement as a group.

This event is a chance to participate in some dancing and movement games within an open space where people can join in when they wish. You can come alone or bring a friend or family member - everyone is welcome. And bring some food for the Picnic!

I loved the Dance Picnic. It was surprisingly good fun to take part in the movement games. As an adult, I always assume games are for the children but it was extremely freeing and thoroughly enjoyable to dance with everyone.

Dance Picnic image

Image from Munch / Tanzfuchs at Echo Echo Festival.

Dance Picnic artwork by Mark Willett.

What's On

What's On

Autumn Class Programme

1st Sep - 15th Dec +

Aikido

6th Sep - 13th Dec (Weekly) +

Play Percussion - Autumn Term

18th Sep - 27th Nov (Weekly) +

Wing Tsjun Kung Fu (Kids)

18th Sep - 11th Dec (Weekly) +

Yoga with Karen Deery

19th Sep - 12th Dec (Weekly) +

Body Wisdom

22nd Sep - 15th Dec (Weekly) +

Strata - solo exhibition by Sashka B Sheils

22nd Sep - 27th Oct +

Echo Echo Kids Classes

23rd Sep - 2nd Dec (Weekly) +

Echo Echo Adult Classes

3rd Oct - 5th Dec (Weekly) +

Parent & Toddlers

7th Oct - 2nd Dec (Monthly) +

Festival Workshop Tour - Carrick-on-Shannon

22nd October +

Halloween Dance Picnic

28th October +

Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement 2017

7th Nov - 18th Nov +

Gravity Free Point - Performances in the community

7th Nov - 10th Nov +

Short Works

8th Nov - 9th Nov +

Tradition and Beyond – Double Bill

10th November +

Fallen from the Moon by Mini-a-tour

11th Nov - 12th Nov +

Gravity Free Point - Double Bill

11th Nov - 12th Nov +

Festival Class Programme

11th Nov - 18th Nov +

Festival Dance Picnic (2017)

12th November +

Vice Versa by Lavadans

15th Nov - 16th Nov +

WICCA by Junebug

17th Nov - 18th Nov +

Symposium - ‘Ends or means? - Instrumentalism in arts policy and practice’

18th November +

Velvet Alibi - Festival Closing Concert

18th November +

Lost in Frost - Mayor's Christmas Event (Strabane)

9th Dec - 10th Dec +

Lost in Frost - Mayor's Christmas Event (Derry)

16th Dec - 17th Dec +