Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement (Northern Ireland) seeks proposals


The annual Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement in Derry, Northern Ireland is seeking proposals until 29th June 2018.

Where: Derry, Northern Ireland
When: 15th and 16th November 2018

Deadline for applications: 29th June 2018

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company is pleased to announce an open call for short works to be performed in the fifth edition of the Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement in November 2018. We are looking for short performances which will be part of a mixed programme on the evenings of Thursday 15th and Friday 16th November 2018. The programme will be the same for both of these nights.

Echo Echo Festival will provide basic travel expenses and accommodation for three nights.

Proposed works should be not more than 15 minutes in length.

We are happy to consider first performances, performances of work that has already been shown before, proposals for improvisation scores, projection/video work and other kinds of performance.

We don’t have any restriction on style or idiom but we are generally interested in work that is in some way consonant with, or an interesting challenge to, Echo Echo’s practice of poetic movement.

We are interested in proposals from artists with whom we already have a relationship and from artists new to Echo Echo. We like to approach all our invitees as colleagues with whom we may develop an ongoing creative relationship.

How to apply

We encourage you to send us the information on your proposal in the form that makes the most sense to you. This could include biographical detail, written descriptions, working process, photographs, links to video recordings of work proposed and/or previous work (please don’t attach videos to email, however, small the file may be and if possible please send a link for streaming rather than for download). We feel that short “promo clips are generally a poor way to understand a piece of work so if you send a link to one of those please also consider sending a link to a video recording of the full piece as well. Please send as much material as you think is necessary to represent your proposal well, but do remember that we have limited time and we receive a very large number of them, so being realistically concise is very helpful for us.

For information on previous editions of the festival please visit:

For past Open Call artists and images visit the Echo Echo blog:

Please send us your proposal by email to Steve Batts: steve [at] and also cc it to info [at]

Closing date
Closing date is Friday 29th June 2018.

Invitations to successful applicants will be sent during August 2018.