Short Works programme at Echo Echo Festival


Echo Echo Festival Open Call has proven to be a real success over the last few years. From 2014-16 over 200 artists and companies applied to be part of the Festival programme and more than 30 were invited to perform at the international festival in Derry-Londonderry. Many artists have followed up their application or participation with artistic residencies at Echo Echo Studios.

In 2017 we have received an incredible 190 Open Call applications from all around the world. A huge thank you to everyone who submitted proposals – we have been unable to provide feedback to all applicants but if you are very keen to receive some feedback please get in touch again and we will aim to get back to you early in 2018.

Echo Echo Artistic Director, Steve Batts:

“This year we are very happy to again present a programme of short works selected through an “Open Call” process. We received 190 proposals from all over the world and I dedicated two weeks to watching video links for each proposal. The process of selecting works to invite is always very demanding but it is also wonderful to focus strongly on the process for some days. Just as in previous years my overwhelming feeling was of great gratitude for the opportunity to see the work of so many people. This year we have invited artists from or based in Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Denmark, Netherlands, Israel, Belarus, Belgium and Germany. The eight pieces which I invited are varied in style but they all seemed to me to come from a deep generosity of spirit.”


The Short Works programme will be presented at Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th November. The running order will vary each night in order to give artists the maximum possibility to see the work of others.

Short Works Programme 2017

Nasrine Kheltent – Belgium

Inna Aslamova – Belarus

Hilde I. Sandvold – Denmark

Anastasia Brouzioti/Alma Libre – Greece

Lior Lazaroff – Hungary/Israel

Bjorn Richter/Richter-Meyer-Marx – Germany

Tea Time Company/Pieter Visser & Hannah Rogerson – Netherlands/Ireland

Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín – Ireland

Total running time for the evening will be approximately two hours including an interval.

We very much look forward to sharing the work of all of the artists and companies involved with Echo Echo Festival audiences.


Feedback on previous Echo Echo Short Works evenings has always been of the highest quality!

Was fantastic to see such a variety of performances from across the world. A real experience and treat.

“Mesmerising, invigorating performances. Dance and movement at its finest. Bravo!!”

“Exhilarating, spine tingling, never imagined so many words could be left unsaid”

“Absolutely blown away, such depth and beauty. The diversity was apparent yet the pieces all had a common connecting point of love”

“Fantastic to see such talented performers and such a varied programme. Well done one and all for a fantastic evening of dance.”


Tickets for the 2017 Short Works evenings are on sale now.


Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement is supported by Arts Council NI, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Foyle Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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