At the heart of Second Echo Ensemble are the artists who make and perform the work. Some live with disabilities, and some do not. Our work is not simply about access or equality. We are about new ways of thinking and creating.
Based in nipaluna/ Hobart, the company has premiered sixteen major works, toured around Australia and internationally, and is a leading creative force in the development of a narrative that speaks to the rich diversity of Tasmania.
Second Echo Ensemble was initiated in lutruwita/Tasmania, in 2005, by internationally acclaimed playwright and director Finegan Kruckemeyer. Our work celebrates the unheard stories of our artists. We challenge the status quo and unconscious bias. We listen. We learn from each other through our artistic practice.
With strong artistic purpose and vision, Second Echo Ensemble continues to break the mould of art, creative practice and performance in Tasmania. We are committed to reimagining how art is made, who can make it & where it happens.
“Second Echo Ensemble holds a special and unique place in my heart and in the hearts of the Tasmanian community – forging new ways of thinking and collaboration, providing new opportunities for engagement with culture and the arts, challenging what we accept and what we think we know, and sharing the different perspectives of artists from a range of diverse backgrounds.”
- The Honourable Elise Archer MP, Tasmanian Minister for the Arts
“This is such a wonderful opportunity to showcase the talents of these gifted young people and the sense of possibility that has unfolded in their lives… It is an inspiring cause that deserves the support of every Tasmanian.”
- The Honourable Julia Gillard MP, former Prime Minister of Australia
The core are our professional artists who lead SEE in creative practice, teaching, outreach and performance development, presentation, and touring.
The performance ensemble train in physical theatre and co-creates performances.
Second Echo artists and productions are made possible by generous support from the Myer Foundation, Arts Tasmania, The Australia Council for the Arts, Tasmanian Regional Arts, RANT, Westpac Foundation, Healthy Tasmania, Aussie Broadband, Performing Lines Tasmania, MONA, Constance Ari, Hobart City Council, Moonah Arts Centre, and our incredible SEE volunteers, audiences and patrons.
Previous supporters have included the Alcorso Foundation, ANZ Foundation, Rosny College, Tasmanian Community Fund, Ogilvie High School, Salamanca Arts Centre, Allport Bequest, Mystate, Coca Cola, Ian Potter Foundation, Kickstart Arts, Creative Partnerships Australia MATCH, and PLUS 1, Sidney Myer Fund's Capacity Building and Sector Strengthening program, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Theatre Company, and the Woodend Trust.
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