112% Funded


Target: £2200


£2,481 Raised


59 Funders

Fractals - an evening of Short Works

By Echo Echo Dance


FRACTALS - AN EVENING OF SHORT WORKS will be the first full length programme of original works by dance artist, choreographer, and Echo Echo Ensemble member Kelly Quigley.

Kelly has been commissioned by Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement to create and present Fractals at the fourth edition of the international festival in November 2016 in Derry, Northern Ireland.

FRACTALS will consist of three diverse dance and movement theatre short works:

A brand new work commission to be created in October 2016. A duet piece exploring the dynamics within working friendships, position, power, authority, trust, love and sisterhood.

This solo work, performed and created by Kelly Quigley celebrates the body through dance. She says, “when it comes to dancing – does size shape or age really matter? Why should these things inhibit how we like to move?”

A piece for 5 dancers that delves into the weird and wonderful way in which the subconscious mind intertwines with the conscious mind. Premiered in 2013, Hemmed In will be re-worked and developed for the 2016 Festival.

Kelly Quigley is a First Class BA Dance graduate of Ulster University. She joined Echo Echo Ensemble in 2009 and has been involved as performer, director, co-deviser and writer in a very wide range of productions and tours including Undercurrent, The Cove, Without and Lost in Frost to name but a few.

Kelly regularly teaches dance and movement to people of all ages and abilities working in schools, community partnerships, and on Echo Echo's participation programmes. Kelly has played a leading role in the award-winning Body Wisdom programme for over-50s who regularly create new performance projects.

FRACTALS will be performed by Echo Echo Ensemble Artists: Ayesha Mailey, Tonya Sheina, Zoe Ramsey, Janie Doherty and Kelly Quigley. The Ensemble have been working closely together for over six years (voluntary/freelance) providing a deep artistic context for the work.

Kelly Quigley: "I would really appreciate your help with making this show. It is so difficult for individual artists to find funding, especially funding to make new work. Crowdfunding has really given artists like myself the chance to be able to do that with quality and to a professional standard, which is why I have started this campaign. Any contribution no matter how large or small would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!"

All of the pledges received will be used towards modest Artist Fees for Ensemble Artists to co-devise and perform FRACTALS over 4 weeks in October/November 2016. Echo Echo will provide 4 weeks of free space and technical support with lighting and sound; and support with promotion, advertising and documentation.

Working as a freelance artist is always challenging but we are optimistic that we can make this happen. The main risk is that if the campaign is unsuccessful that the project cannot go ahead as planned in 2016. This work would not be possible without your support.

Wish us luck! THANK YOU!!!



Fractals premiere tomorrow night - RSVP

Dear Fractals supporter Kelly Quigley's commission for Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement 2016 will open the international festival tomorrow evening, Thursday 10th November. This project has gone ahead because of your generous support - so thank you all once again! If you requested a reward of tickets for the Fractals opening night please confirm in advance that you will be coming along - you can call Echo Echo on 02871308883 (NI) / 04871308883 (ROI), or email info@echoechodance.com. Your tickets can also be used for the Friday 11th performance if you prefer. If you requested tickets but can't make it - please rsvp and let us know so that the seat is not held for you. Thanks to everyone who has been in touch already - there is no need to contact us again. All other Fractals rewards will be fulfilled after the festival as previously advised. Have you seen the Festival programme yet? Some wonderful performances from Irish and international artists and companies. Some other upcoming events this weekend include: Thursday 10th Nov 2pm - Artist Talk with Rosemary Lee at Garden of Reflection Gallery, Bishop Street (FREE) Thursday 10th - Saturday 26th Nov - Liquid Gold is the Air - video installation by Rosemary Lee and Roswitha Chesher (FREE) Saturday 12th Nov 3pm - Chico and Shoko at Derry Craft Village (FREE) Sunday 13th Nov 3pm - Chico and Shoko at The Playtrail, Racecourse Road (FREE) Saturday 12th / Sunday 13th @ 8pm - Festival Mixed Bill with works from Oona Doherty, Lewys Holt and Saltator Dance Company Many more Festival performances and events including the multi-award-winning Tipping Point at Foyle Arena, Leilani Weis, Mary Nunan, A Box performance for young kids, Dance Picnic, Festival Symposium and closing concert with Velvet Alibi! PROGRAMME: www.echoechodance.com/festival Hope to see you soon. All at Echo Echo

***FRACTALS update***

Dear Friend I just wanted to send out a huge thank you to everyone who made pledges towards this campaign. We are now in the process of making 'Me and Her', and rehearsals for 'Hemmed In' start next week. I am always re-working 'I'm not Skinny but I can Dance', whether I am standing in my kitchen making dinner or in the studio moving- it’s a constant process! To be honest I am actually overwhelmed that we made our target and would like take this opportunity to thank the Echo Echo team for all their help and support in getting there. I am nervous, excited, doubting and confident (depending on the day) about producing a full evening of work for such a great festival – but having the financial end of things solidified, makes it easier to be so demanding in rehearsals. Plus, I am in the process of finding a costume designer!! It may not seem like a big deal, but just being able to have all aspects of my vision realised makes it feel so much more complete. I am also in the process of getting everyone's rewards ready, they will be with you all by the end of the year, if not sooner. For anyone who has tickets or festival passes reserved we will be in touch before the event. Don't forget, Fractals will be shown in Echo Echo's performance theatre on 10th and 11th November, I really hope you can make it. If you haven't already reserved tickets they will go on sale in early October - keep an eye on the Echo Echo website for festival programme and ticket details: http://echoechodance.com/whatson Thanks again Kelly Quigley

***FRACTALS – final 24 hours – we are nearly there!***

A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who has pledged Kelly Quigley’s FRACTALS project so far – we really appreciate your support! Thanks for taking the time to make a contribution and for all the sharing so far – it has made a big difference. We’ve made brilliant progress on the campaign and are tantalisingly close with around 24 hours still to go. The target is definitely within reach but we need to give the project one final push today on email and social media to get the word out. Echo Echo Ensemble Artists have been reflecting on their work with Kelly and looking forward to FRACTALS project in autumn: "I always thought Kelly had a flare for choreography since seeing a student piece of hers in 2008. Her work is intriguing to me. She can take one idea, or one image and make it fly. Even though we regularly create dance together we have different approaches, inspirations & desires when it comes to directing our own pieces. I can learn a lot from her and I'm eager to see what she has in store for me in her new work 'Me and Her'. I also really want to develop her ensemble piece 'Hemmed In'." - Ayesha Mailey "'Great fears, ancient myths and archetypes. Tragic - romantic poetry. Hard edges, pulse, tension, anxiety and disappearance. Fragile song, that reaches into your heart and cuts it. Collapse of the universe in one blink.' - That’s what comes into my mind when I think about Kelly’s work. I believe that artists should be able to make work as best as they can with support and full knowledge that they are allowed to discover the Unknown, because that’s their purpose. I think it’s important that we should have Kelly’s path to the Unknown. If you could help with that, it would be greatly appreciated!" - Tonya Sheina "I met Kelly in 2007 at the University of Ulster during our dance degree. Since then I have performed & collaborated with her on several of her choreographic ventures. Her work has been unique & brooding and very interesting to perform, exploring the darker aspects of the human psyche. 'Hemmed in', created in 2013, is a mystical creation inspired by dreams, loneliness, struggle & support. It would be wonderful to see this new programme of Kelly's work supported by the public and performed under the audience's watchful eyes when it will be performed this year at Echo Echo's festival of dance and movement 2016!" - Janie Doherty "I’ve been working as a colleague with Kelly Quigley for almost 6 years and have developed a close understanding and appreciation of her artistic practice and process. Her clever imagination and style has been growing throughout my time knowing her and working with her. It feels so important that her newly developed work of ‘Me and Her’ gets the opportunity to be shown at our festival this November as part of the Fractals evening!! Please support us and pledge whatever you can!!" - Zoe Ramsey The Fundit campaign will close tomorrow morning, Thursday 11th August, at 11am and we must reach the target or get nothing. If you can continue to help us by emailing and sharing online we would be very grateful! Thanks again to you all for the brilliant support. Kelly and all the team at Echo Echo x

***FRACTALS - Extra Reward - Limited Edition T-shirt***

A big "thank you" to everyone who has already pledged to the FRACTALS campaign. We still have 9 days to reach the target but we need all the support we can get to make this happen! Remember if we don't reach the target the project gets nothing and won't go ahead this year. We have found a few very limited edition Echo Echo Festival t-shirts and are offering a new / alternative reward for pledges of £25. The t-shirts are black with subtle red print on arm and rear and come in M, L and XL sizes. All you have to do is select the £15 reward but make pledge of £25 on the payment screen - we'll contact you later to check size and mailing address. We'll cover reasonable shipping costs and make sure you receive it in time for this year's Festival! ***ALTERNATIVE REWARD: £25*** A printed “thank you” in the Echo Echo Festival Programme + a limited edition Fractals postcard signed by the cast for the end of 2016 + very limited edition Echo Echo Festival t-shirt by 31st October 2016 (shipping included) Do get in touch if you have any questions. If you have pledged already perhaps you would share this with friends and family. Thanks from Kelly and all at Echo Echo x

funders (59)

There are 50 public funders of this project

There are 9 anonymous funders of this project