Dances Like a Bomb Junk Ensemble
A powerful and uplifting duet exploring ageing and care.
25 May—26 May
Dances Like a Bomb is the latest work by multi-award-winning dance innovators Junk Ensemble, performed by acclaimed actor Mikel Murfi and leading Irish dance artist Finola Cronin (formerly
of Pina Bausch's Tanz Theater Wuppertal).
€22 full price / €18 conc.
Project Arts Centre, Space Upstairs
60 mins (no interval)
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From the show
"Junk Ensemble have created a stunning new work … intense visual spectacle."
Sunday Business Post on The Misunderstanding of Myrrha
★★★★ "...there is simply no resisting Dolores’ power. Provocative and unapologetically brilliant, Dolores offers a uniquely thrilling experience..."
The Arts Review on Dolores
"Uncompromising and indelible work ... dazzling in its terrible beauty."
The Big List Northern Ireland on Soldier Still
"Rivetingly dark: Junk Ensemble’s dance-theatre reimagining of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is thrilling and revelatory"
Exeunt Magazine UK on Dolores
Celebrating the strength and beauty of mature bodies and challenging the cult of youth, the performers are heroic, vulnerable, comedic, acerbic, and completely themselves. They care fiercely for each other and defend their independence. As they move, interact and connect, the universality of ageing and the ‘performance’ of age is unpacked, alongside the limits of love and care.
Blending visceral imagery, dance, text and music, Dances Like a Bomb is a reclaiming of the ageing body.
- Created and Directed by Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy
- Choreography created in collaboration with the cast
- Performers Finola Cronin, Mikel Murfi
- Set Design Sabine Dargent
- Music Denis Clohessy
- Lighting Design Stephen Dodd
- Costume Design Saileóg O'Halloran
- Text Finola Cronin, Mikel Murfi
- Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
- Set Construction Ger Clancy
- Stage Managers Lora Hartin, Marella Boschi
- Production Manager Simon Bird
- Chief LX Eoin Lennon
- Producer Gwen Van Spÿk
- Assistant Producer Michelle Cahill
- Producer Support Sophie Coote
Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland | An Chomhairle Ealaíon Arts Grant Fund and Dublin City Council. Supported by Mermaid Arts Centre, Dance Ireland and Shawbrook Dance.