The Feel of Play

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company are to perform their exciting and fast paced production, The Feel of Play at a series of venues, including schools and community venues around the city.

Two of these performances are specifically for members of the public, old and young, and are free of admission. This is the third series of performances of The Feel of Play and it arrives just in time for the beginning of City of Culture 2013.

Created and premiered in 2012 with support from Legacy Trust UK and Derry City Council, this acclaimed site-specific production promises an energetic performance that explores the rules and patterns of team sport exercises and training drills. Watchers will feel the energy, focus and excitement of a game but there is no goal to aim for, it is what the dancers do within the created structures and frame that matters.

The Feel of Play will be performed by six of Echo Echo’s female ensemble and will be accompanied by the fantastic sounds of Gary Cunningham (Balkan Alien Sound) and Mark O’Doherty (Little Bear). Performances will take place week beginning Monday, January 14 in local schools and youth clubs. Two free public performances will be held at Echo Echo’s own studio at 13 Bishop Street, at The Diamond side on Saturday, January 19 at 5pm and at Templemore Sports Complex (Buncrana Road) on Sunday, January 20, at 3pm.

Echo Echo is considered to be Northern Ireland’s leading Dance Company and is based in Bishop Street. The company is known for it’s innovative projects and unique performance style.

For full details of The Feel of Play and Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company’s other projects and Winter/Spring programme, visit