Second Echo Ensemble

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Second Echo Ensemble – The Rite of Spring, Act 1. Fall, 2015. Photography: Jason James

Second Echo Ensemble Inc. is an independent, integrated performance group, which has been producing dynamic collaborative physical theatre works since 2005.

Based in Tasmania (Australia), Second Echo was initiated by acclaimed playwright and director Finegan Kruckemeyer. Finegan approached Cosmos Recreational Services who went on to form partnerships with Is Theatre in 2006 and then the Tasmanian Theatre Company from 2008.

Second Echo is a curiosity-driven ensemble that values and grows creative relationships, unique perspectives, and group-devised physical theatre.

At the core of Second Echo is the ensemble of deviser/performers. The majority of the group are young adults, most of who live with intellectual disabilities and have been members of the group since its inception. Integration is at the heart of the ensemble’s goals. The proportion of performers with disability to those not identifying as having disability is usually about 2 to 1.


A revolutionary work for a revolutionary time: The Second Echo Ensemble are embarking on their biggest and boldest project yet – a newly devised performance based on Ivor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. A preview of Act 1, ‘Fall’ will be presented in March 2015 during Tasmania’s International Arts Festival at RAWspace.

Previews of Acts 2, 3 and 4; ‘Winter’, ‘Spring’ and ‘Fire’, are scheduled to be presented in different locations throughout the changing seasons of 2015.

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