On every weekday evening in November, at 20.30hrs GMT, I will live-stream a brief solo dance from Echo Echo Studios in Derry.
Join from 20.15hrs GMT.
No admittance after 20.30hrs GMT.
There will be a bit of nostalgia, a bit of hope, a bit of random wiggling and an invitation to the point of view on the world of a dancing man who will be sixty years old the day after the last performance.
I'll be welcoming autumn. In more ways than one.
Each dance will be to one piece of music and last between 2 and 10 minutes. The track for each dance will be selected from a playlist of around a hundred. That playlist is the collection of my favourite pieces to dance with, and the ones that I love to watch people dance with when I teach. The tracks have been collected over three decades and run from Bach to Motorhead and from Albert Ayler to Johnny Cash... with numerous side branches and digressions in between.
Everyone is invited to join me in the live online audience. The first of the twenty one dances is on Monday 2nd November. The last one on Monday 30th November.
The dances won't be left online for later viewing. Let's keep this live!
About Echo Echo
Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company is based in Derry in Northern Ireland where it has its home studios in Waterloo House on the historic City Walls.
Echo Echo was founded by Ursula Laeubli and Steve Batts in Amsterdam in 1991. The company worked extensively throughout Europe before moving to Derry in 1997.
Echo Echo favours collaborative and co-operative working methods. The company is organised as an ensemble with a group of artists who are committed to long term collaboration and mutual support.
Echo Echo creates touring, site and event specific productions, a festival of dance and movement, a programme of artistic residencies, performances by visiting artists and companies, and a wide variety of participatory projects with a
broad range of groups and individuals.
The style of our work varies greatly. Rather than being defined by a particular aesthetic or idiom, we approach dance broadly as the art of “poetic movement”. We understand that dance has a similar relation to our everyday movement as
the poetic use of language does to our normal, everyday speech.
Being “poetic” in movement is natural and universal, and accordingly our approach is organically suited to many levels of participation.
We do not see a rigid or fundamental distinction between “professional” projects and “participatory” projects. We are committed to high quality artistic practice and to creating numerous ways for people to join in.