Echo Arts Living Center

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ECHO ARTS LIVING ARTS CENTRE 1996 –

Echo Arts Living Arts Centre is a non-profit organization working within the international network of Performance, Somatics and New Dance. The Centre promotes the application and communication of dance in Cyprus as a contemporary performance art-form and focuses on dance as an interactive art form within the borderlines of the other performance arts such as theatre, music, visual arts, and writing for performance www.echo-arts.info.

Programmes and activities of Echo Arts

  • 1987-2001-Echo Exchange a program of Drama Dance, mythmaking and Street Theatre including Mask- making as a socio-cultural activity, in collaboration with Hein Haun, Germany for teachers and pedagogues in schools (1987-2001).
  • 1990 6th European Contact Conference and First New Dance Festival Cyprus
  • 1997-2000-The first Mediterranean Dance and Disability Program Extended Mobilit a dance program in the community bringing able and disabled together through the dance form of CONTACT IMPROVISATION in collaboration with Steve Paxton and Dance Ability (USA).
  • 2003 May – Aug : “One square foot “A research program on the interdisciplinary training of the actor directed with Dorinda Hulton co director Arianna Economou, in collaboration with Theatre Alibi and Exeter University and exchange program between Cyprus and UK.
  • 2004 February 24th – 7th March The 1st Inter/communal performance collaborative event Shared Echoes I with Joshua Bisset , Edward Schocker USA Alexandra Waierstall and Horst Weierstall ( Cypurs).
  • 2004 ( 1 – 21st of October ) Shared Echoes II –Creation Myths) a bicommunal workshop on theatre music and writing for performance that led into a devised theatre piece directed by Hein Haun ( Germany) and Arianna Economou ( Cyprus) , with performances all over Cyprus in towns on both sides of the divide.
  • 2005,Urban Bodies- Physical Cinema a Video Dance programme in collaboration with The International VideoDance Film Festival” a Programme with seminars and workshops, for dancers choreographers musicians, actors visual artists, where 12 short films were made on the theme of the URBAN BODY in Nicosia as a divided city with director and film maker Lutz Gregor.
  • 2005 Echo in Conversation: Sharing the Dance A programme that invites internationally acclaimed dance artists in an open dialogue performance with Arianna Economou, through movement stories and a dance dialogue, that is an open process to the audience and that wants to share with them thoughts and reflections both personally and artistically, opening the process of making work and their influences historically , socio culturally artistically and the intentions and aspirations of the person – artist in life and the dance.
  • 2006 One Square Foot :The still small voice of the people- A composition in seven movements” ( 26 Aug – 2 5th Sept 2005 ) Echo Arts production. An interdisciplinary and inter communal performance, the work of 7 artists from different performance disciplines =- 2 from UK and 5 from both sides of the divide.
  • 2006 premiere of “endlessness” a solo performance piece directed and choreographed by Arianna Economou inspired by Becket’s “ Lessness”, world premiered on the 12th of March at the 6th Dance Platform, Cyprus.
  • 2006 Urban Bodies II – Moving Spaces 7th – 15th of April The second yearly educational video dance program in collaboration with VideoDance Festival Greece, and Rachel Davies film maker ( UK) with screenings for the wider public and workshop addressed to a group of choreographers, dancers, visual artist, performance artists musicians, theatre with a screening of the Cyprus video films produced during the workshop on the 15rh of April in Nicosia, under the title” Moving Spaces”.