15th Nov - 16th Nov Echo Echo Studios Thu & Fri 8pmBook Now
An unmissable multinational programme of short works selected from the annual Festival Open Call...

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Each year we present a programme of short works selected from an Open Call. This year we received over 200 proposals from all over the world. From this we selected 8 beautiful and varied pieces inlcuding works from Northern Ireland, Malaysia, US, Canada and Europe.

This year we will also be inviting the diverse artists from the Festival Open Call to talk about their work at our annual Festival Symposium at 2pm on Saturday 17th November at Echo Echo Studios.

Amazing. Great performances from all around the world in bite-size pieces. As always exceptional. You would get it nowhere else in the North West.  Audience Feedback, Open Call 2017

This gave us the chance to perform our piece abroad. It lifts the status of our piece to say we performed at the EchoEcho festival. We got feedback from the audience, performers and company members that was helpful and gave us a deeper insight into our piece. We’ve kept in touch with other artists who performed and plan on working together. It gave us artistic connections to take with us into the future.  Artist Feedback, Open Call 2017


  • Ferenc Feher from Budapest brings a darkly atmospheric and mysterious duet The Station
  • Sahar Damoni (Palestine) performs Pirg’in, which suspends between meditative calm and thematic tensions to do with being an Arab woman dance artist living in Israel;
  • Wei-An Hwa from Malaysia performs a beautifully phrased exploration of the art of falling;
  • Julianne Chappel and Maxine Chadburn perform a humorous duet where the removal of all dance affectation has the surprising effect of re-inventing dance;
  • Rikilikemagic (Rachel Sheil) from Limerick brings a chunk of her passion for hip hop and k-pop;
  • Susan Koper comes all the way from Indiana in the USA to present her intense, personal and wonderfully visceral “She Knows In Her Bones”;
  • LBWL Collective (short for the lovely company name, Look But With Love) of Suahee Abro, from Pakistan and Lucia Moretti, from Italy perform the passionate duet Wild Truths, Tender Lies;
  • Luminous Soul from Belfast bring a deceptively simple, understated and touching duet, Meeting of Two Souls by Linda Fearon and Cinzia Savoniiti directed by Helen Hall.

Film Screening

'A Walk in My Shoes' - A film by members of Dingle Camphill Community in collaboration with Zoe Uí Fhaoláin Green.

Friday 16th November at 2pm | Echo Echo Studios | Free entry


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Access information

Our sincere apologies - no wheelchair access at Echo Echo Studios due to technical defect with platform lift. We continue to work as quickly as possible to resolve this! Many Festival events are programmed in other accessible venues and locations this year. Please contact us if you have a specific access requirement or query.

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What's On

What's On

Echo Echo Kids Classes

8th Sep - 24th Nov (Weekly) +

Body Wisdom

14th Sep - 14th Dec (Weekly) +

WILD ATLANTIC WAVES art exhibition by John Deery

26th Oct - 30th Nov +

Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement 2018

5th Nov - 17th Nov +

WORKSHOP - Contact Improvisation with Steve Batts

14th November +


14th November +

INVISIBLE HISTORIES in association with Void Gallery (free event)

15th November +


15th Nov - 16th Nov +

Artist Talk - MARY WYCHERLEY (free event)

16th November +


16th November +


17th November +

BASORK - Festival Closing Event

17th November +

Festival Symposium (free event)

17th November +

WORKSHOP - Contact Improvisation with Steve Batts

17th November +

LOST IN FROST - Roscommon

6th December +

LOST IN FROST - Letterkenny

11th December +

LOST IN FROST - Enniskillen

18th December +


21st Dec - 22nd Dec +

Dance Picnic - Kildare

22nd December +