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Junk Ensemble

Dance

The Bystander

Dates: 09 Nov - 10 Nov

Show Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: €18-20

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 involvedAnonymous 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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