As part of Echo Echo’s summer-long digital programme, the Derry-based dance-theatre company, is releasing a free online course in dance and movement for the over-50s.

The course of eight sessions is for anyone who is interested in dance and movement and offers a relaxed and gentle exploration of
how to move in a more poetic way. The course is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and is led by Echo Echo Ensemble member, Kelly Quigley.

Kelly said: “The course starts from the perspective that the wisdom you have gained from life resides within your cells and is waiting to be accessed for the purpose of dancing and creating dancing, that’s why the course is called ‘Body Wisdom’.”

The course is an extension of Echo Echo’s popular Body Wisdom class for 50 years plus, which has been running for over 10 years.

A regular Body Wisdom participant said: “I have a big smile on my face by the end of each session regardless of how I felt before. It’s a place I am accepted and encouraged unconditionally. Any perceived limitations are not the point, the point is to explore the limitless possibilities of my expression exactly as I am.”

Sign up for the Body Wisdom course at www.echoechodance.com/whatson/echo-echo-digital-programme-body-wisdom-over-50s-2

Echo Echo works with and collaborates with, among others, pre-school children and parents, schools and youth groups, people with learning disabilities, people with physical and sensory disabilities, and older people, as well as with professional dancers, performers and artists from other disciplines.

• Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company has its home studios in Waterloo House, Magazine Street, Derry.

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