World Premiere | Ireland
Inspired by Vladimir Nabokov’s poetic and disturbing novel Lolita, Dolores is a powerful, uncompromising work which offers a new take on the story.
Told from the perspective of the once-silenced girl, Dolores gives voice to three distinct aspects of the character: the neglected and traumatised child, the candy-fed girl filled with American hopes and dreams, and the enraged woman full of fire and revenge.
Featuring a cast of acclaimed Irish and international performers, including actor Mikel Murfi and performance artist Amanda Coogan, this piece responds to Nabokov’s evocative text to expose the unsettling abuse and tragedy of a young girl. Junk Ensemble creates an immersive experience as they lead the audience through the intricately designed rooms of the performance space.
“Junk Ensemble has created some of the most impressive contemporary dance in Ireland… Enthralling and exact.” - The Sunday Times
“Raw power and a palpable elegance... Not to be missed.” - The Arts Review on Soldier Still
Choreographers/Directors: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy
Performers: Amanda Coogan, Deirdre Griffin, Julie Koenig, Mikel Murfi, Danny Forde, Conor Sheil
Scenography: Valerie Reid
Lighting: Sarah Jane Shiels
Music: Denis Clohessy
Costumes: Sarah Foley
Dramaturgy: Jo Timmins
Producer: Gwen van Spijk
Production Manager: Stephen Dodd
Stage Manager: Barry O’Donovan