Junk Ensemble
Dance Theatre Group

‘Perfectly executed… adrenalin pumping and unsettling… marvelous’
Irish Theatre Magazine

‘junk ensemble have guts and ingenuity’
The Irish Times

Committed to creating works of brave and imaginative dance theatre and listed as a Sunday Times Highlight in 2011, multi-award winning junk ensemble continue to tour internationally.

Five Ways to Drown

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.


Choreography and Creation: Megan Kennedy, Jessica Kennedy
Performers: Joshua Dyson, Eddie Kay, Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy, Ingrid Nachstern
Visual and Lighting Design: Aedín Cosgrove
Sound Composition: Denis Clohessy
Costume Design: Catherine Fay
Video Design: Kilian Waters

Press - Five Ways to Drown

‘Genius… extraordinary… mesmerising… fantastically liberating… superbly attained dancers’ The View, RTE Television

‘Absorbing and affecting - a fitting opener to this year’s Dublin Dance Festival’ The Irish Times

‘It's rare to wish that something wasn't over when the lights come up, and this was that very rare thing indeed’ The Evening Herald

‘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

The Falling Song

Male physicality is pushed to the extremities to explore self-destruction, invincibility and failure. Performed by an international all male cast and a live children’s choir, The Falling Song premiered at Dublin Dance Festival 2012 to critical acclaim and looks at the nature of flying and falling and the dangerous relationship between the two.


Creation and Choreography: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy
Performers: Omar Gordon, Carl Harrison, Eddie Kay, Jesse Kovarsky
Visual and Lighting Design: Aedín Cosgrove
Sound Composition/Design: Denis Clohessy
Costume Design: Emma Downey
Musician: George Higgs
Producer: Richard Wakely

Photography: Fionn McCann, Kilian Waters

The Falling Song is supported by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Dublin City Council, Dance Ireland.


junk ensemble

junk ensemble was established by Megan Kennedy and Jessica Kennedy with a commitment to creating works of brave and imaginative dance theatre. Winners of Best Production Award 2011, Culture Ireland Touring Award in 2008, Excellence and Innovation Award in 2007 and listed as a Sunday Times Highlight in 2011, junk ensemble’s work has toured nationally and internationally. Productions include The Falling Song (Belfast Festival 2012/Dublin Dance Festival 2012) Bird with boy (Dublin Theatre Festival 2012), Sometimes we break (Tate Britain commission 2012), Five Ways to Drown (Irish Tour 2012/Opened Dublin Dance Festival 2010), Pygmalian Revisited (Áix-en-Provence Commission 2010), Drinking Dust (2008/2009), and The Rain Party (2007). junk ensemble are part of Project Catalyst, an initiative of Project Arts Centre. www.junkensemble.com

International Tour Producers:
Attiki Cultural Society
Eleni Moustaira & Lena Argiris
Email: attiki_cul@yahoo.com
Tel/Fax +30 210 72 25 469