Junk Ensemble

Junk Ensemble was founded by twin sisters and Artistic Directors Megan Kennedy and Jessica Kennedy.

Based in Dublin, the company exists to engage diverse audiences through the creation and presentation of brave, imaginative and accessible dance-theatre work that sheds light on important human issues relevant to society today. Previous Artists-in-Residence at The Tate and Firkin Crane in Cork, the multi-award winning company have built a reputation in Ireland as dance innovators. Junk Ensemble frequently collaborate with artists from other disciplines to produce a rich mix of visual and performance styles that challenge the traditional audience/performer relationship. This approach has led to productions being created in non-traditional or found spaces as well as more conventional theatre spaces. The company often work directly with communities in the creation and performance of their work. Their work has toured to New York, Europe, and throughout the UK and Ireland. Junk Ensemble are current Artists-in-Residence at RUA RED and Project Artists at Project Arts Centre.
Productions include The Veiled Ones (Dublin Fringe Festival/Baboro Festival 2021), The Misunderstanding of Myrrha (Dublin Dance Festival 2021), A Different Wolf (Cork Opera House/Cork Midsummer Festival 2019), The Bystander (Dublin Theatre Festival 2018), Man At The Door (Cork Midsummer Festival 2018), Dolores (Dublin Dance Festival 2018), Soldier Still (Belfast International Arts Festival/Dublin Fringe Festival 2017), Walking Pale (GPO Witness History Commission/Dublin Dance Festival 2016), It Folds, a joint production with Brokentalkers (Edinburgh Festival 2016/Mayfest Bristol 2016/Dublin Fringe Festival, Abbey Theatre 2015, Dusk Ahead (NYC La MaMa Moves Festival 2015/National Tour 2015/Dublin Theatre Festival 2013/Kilkenny Arts Festival 2013), The Falling Song (8-venue UK & National Tour 2014/Belfast Festival 2012 /Dublin Dance Festival 2012), Bird with Boy (UK Tour 2016/Dublin Theatre Festival 2012/Dublin Fringe Festival 2011), Sometimes We Break (Tate Britain Commission 2012), Five Ways to Drown  (National Tour 2012/Dublin Dance Festival 2010), Pygmalian Revisited (Aix-en Provence Festival Commission 2010), Drinking Dust (2008), The Rain Party (2007) and short film Blind Runner (2013), commissioned by Dance Ireland.