Dance / Festival / 25-26 May 2022

Dances Like a Bomb

Show Time: 7:30pm

A powerful and uplifting duet exploring ageing and care.

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 (former Pina Bausch company).

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.

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Limited Edition Photographic prints by Fionn McCann

Dances Like a Bomb
Limited Edition Fine Art Print Available

Junk Ensemble has collaborated with Dublin-based photographer Fionn McCann on the images for Dances Like a Bomb and are delighted to announce a limited edition of this stunning print. Featuring Mikel Murfi and Finola Cronin, they’re available to purchase online through Fionn McCann’s website. The print is a 20×16″ fine art print featuring leading Irish dance artist Finola Cronin and acclaimed actor Mikel Murfi. Limited to only 50 copies, each one is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.


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Created and Directed by Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy
Performers Finola Cronin, Mikel Murfi
Design Sabine Dargent
Composition Denis Clohessy
Lighting Stephen Dodd
Costume Saileóg O’Halloran
Producer Gwen Van Spÿk
Assistant Producer Michelle Cahill


‘Unwaveringly intense, wonderfully danced … highly visual aesthetic ★★★★☆ The Irish Times on The Misunderstanding of Myrrha

‘Junk Ensemble have created a stunning new work … intense visual spectacle.’ Sunday Business Post on The Misunderstanding of Myrrha

‘Uncompromising and indelible work … dazzling in its terrible beauty.’ The Big List Northern Ireland on Soldier Still

‘…there is simply no resisting “Dolores’” power. Provocative and unapologetically brilliant, “Dolores” offers a uniquely thrilling experience…’ ★★★★ The Arts Review on Dolores

‘Rivetingly dark: Junk Ensemble’s dance-theatre reimagining of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is thrilling and revelatory.’ Exeunt Magazine UK on Dolores

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