‘Genius…Extraordinary ambition…Mesmerising…Fantastically liberating…Superbly attained dancers...This is what the Dublin Dance Festival is all about.’ The View on RTE Television
The living room strewn on the front garden for all to see.
Five Ways to Drown looks into the interior of peoples’ lives and exposes the sadness, the absurdity and the banality through vignettes of dance and installation. In this public display of the private, the choreography of everyday life becomes extraordinary. Continuing junk ensemble’s explorations of how spaces can be reinvented, Five Ways to Drown creates a different perspective on live performance.
‘Absorbing and affecting’ The Irish Times
‘Talented identical twins Megan and Jessica Kennedy have created a magical inside/outside world full of inter-generational musings, melancholy moments, offbeat humour and imagination.’ Irish Independent
Choreography and Creation: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy
Performers: Lee Clayden, Joshua Dyson, Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy, Mary O’Connor
Visual and Lighting Design: Aedín Cosgrove
Sound Composition: Denis Clohessy
Costume Design: Catherine Fay
Additional Collaborators: Feidlim Cannon, Gary Keegan, Ella Clarke
Video Design and DVD Compilation: Kilian Waters
Producer: Richard Wakely
Photography: Fionn McCann
junk ensemble was established by Megan and Jessica Kennedy with a commitment to creating works of brave and innovative dance theatre. Winners of the Culture Ireland Touring Award in 2008, an Excellence and Innovation Award in 2007 and listed as an Irish Times Highlight for 2008, junk ensemble’s work has toured nationally and internationally. junk ensemble have been commissioned to make a new work in Aix-en-Provence in July 2010 and are part of Project Catalyst at Project Arts Centre.
Five Ways to Drown was commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival 2010 . junk ensemble gratefully acknowledges the support of The Arts Council, Dublin City Council, Project Arts Centre and Dance Ireland.
Camera - Kilian Waters
Edit - Kilian Waters