A powerful, uplifting duet exploring ageing and care, blending visceral imagery, dance and music.
This show celebrates the strength of mature bodies whilst challenging the cult of youth. The show therefore is a reclaiming of the ageing body. The show is created by dance-theatre innovators Junk Ensemble.
Featuring in the show are acclaimed actor Mikel Murfi and leading dance artist Finola Cronin (formerly of Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater). Both performers are heroic, vulnerable, comedic, and completely themselves in the work. They care fiercely for each other and defend their independence. As they hold each other up and push each other down, the ‘performance’ of age is unpacked as a reminder of ourselves: our worst and our best.
Junk Ensemble is a multi-award winning Dublin-based dance theatre company founded by twin sisters Megan and Jessica Kennedy. The company is committed to engaging diverse audiences through the creation and presentation of brave, imaginative and accessible work that sheds light on important human issues relevant to society today. Current Associate Artists at Project Arts Centre and previous Artists-in-Residence at The Tate, Junk Ensemble has built a reputation as one of Ireland’s leading voices in dance.