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"Darkly insistent performances" Irish Times
"Mesmerising and engaging" Reviews Hub
"Exquisite and unforgettable" The Arts Review
‘Junk Ensemble has created some of the most impressive contemporary dance in Ireland... Enthralling and exact’ The Sunday Times
Dates: 09 Nov - 10 Nov
Show Time: 7.30pm
Post-show discussion: 09 November, with Ciaran Smyth, Consultant Sociologist on the project and members of the company.
Matinee: 2.30pm 10 November, €16
What makes us help someone and what makes us simply stand by?
‘I didn’t want to get involved’ Anonymous Neighbour, 1964
An intriguing and adventurous production by multi-award winning dance theatre innovators, Junk Ensemble. Inspired by the ‘bystander effect’ phenomenon of the murder of Kitty Genovese. Murdered outside her apartment in Queens, New York, thirty-eight witnesses saw or heard the attack, yet no-one called for help.
Performed by internationally acclaimed performers and drawing on the expertise of a sociologist, The Bystander gets under the skin of how we behave, bringing to the surface some of the murkier and complex behaviours of contemporary society.
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Suitable for ages 15+
Direction and Choreography: Jessica Kennedy and Megan Kennedy and created in collaboration with the cast.
Performers: Steve Blount, Stephanie Dufresne, Stephen Moynihan, Tilly Webber
Set Design: Sabine Dargent
Lighting Design: Zia Bergin-Holly
Music and Sound Design: Denis Clohessy
Costume Design: Sarah Foley
Dramaturgy: Feidlim Cannon
Consultant Sociologist & Collaborator: Ciaran Smyth
Video Promo: Luca Truffarelli
The production is funded by the Arts Council Dance Project Award.
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Hi there, How are you doing today? We hope you and your family are staying safe and sane during these strange days. We've been thinking about how we stay connected. It's not easy. Some of us have to stay indoors all the time. Others mostly all of the time. We've had letters and postcards through our letterboxes that made us smile. We've got emotional sending messages of support and solidarity to others. Some of us have wifi, Social Media and laptops. Some of us don't. So, we're starting LOCKDOWN LETTERS. To try to stay connected to as many of our…Read More