High praise for Echo Echo project

Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has glowingly praised Echo Echo dance’s collaboration with Rosemary Lee, ‘Without,’ describing it as a “hugely ambitious original work.”

The collaboration was one of a number of Legacy Trust UK projects here designed to allow organisations achieve a “lasting legacy” from the London Olympiad.

She said: “Into Contact allowed Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, the core company ensemble, to work at the highest professional level with a range of internationally acclaimed artists.

“The current work ‘Without’ by Rosemary Lee and Echo Echo is hugely ambitious original work and is set to tour widely.”

She also praised Echo Echo’s ‘Motion Ensemble’ and its new home building, which she said was “a very tangible physical legacy” beyond 2013.

A separate ‘Imagine Action’ project involved large scale collaboration between Echo Echo, the Nerve Centre and the Beam Creative Network.