Contemporary with Junk Ensemble

Mon 5 Dec 2022 - Fri 9 Dec 2022
10:00 - 11:30
Please Note:
Maria Nilson Waller will teach this class on Thursday 8 + Friday 9 December
€5 DI Students / €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members / Member 10 Class Card €50
Open to professional level dancers and advanced level participants
Junk Ensemble

Junk Ensemble’s class (led by Artistic Directors Jessica Kennedy & Megan Kennedy) will begin with a gentle physical warm-up and will increase in vigour through floor-work, swinging and jumping exercises with a reliance on the use of release in the body with space for improvisation. The classes will be energising and physically inclusive, culminating in a choreographic phrase.

Please Note: Maria Nilson Waller will teach this class on Thursday 8 + Friday 9 December


ABOUT Junk Ensemble

Junk Ensemble was founded in Dublin in 2004 by twin sisters Megan Kennedy and Jessica Kennedy. The company is committed to engaging diverse audiences through the creation and presentation of brave, imaginative and accessible dance-theatre productions and exist to create work that sheds light on important human issues relevant to society today. Collaboration is at the core of Junk’s practice and the company often work directly with communities and ‘non-performers’ in the creation and performance of the work. Junk Ensemble are currently Project Arts Centre Associate Artists & Cork City Dance Artists-in-Residence at Firkin Crane and previous Artists-in-Residence at The Tate London and has received numerous design and production awards. Their work has toured to New York and throughout Europe, the UK & Ireland. Current and previous works include The Cold Sings (Dublin Theatre Festival 2022), Crossing Skin (Cairde Sligo Festival 2022), Dances Like A Bomb (Dublin Dance Festival 2022), The Misunderstanding of Myrrha (Dublin Dance Festival 2021), A Different Wolf (Cork Opera House/Cork Midsummer Festival 2019), The Bystander (Dublin Theatre Festival 2018), Dolores (Dublin Dance Festival 2018), Soldier Still (National Tour 2018), lt Folds (2016) & Dusk Ahead (2013).

DanceHouse Protocols

Please note the following measures have been put in place for the well being of all who use DanceHouse.
Collectively, we will find a new rhythm for interacting while ensuring we follow best practice in keeping ourselves and others safe as we move in the studio space.

  • ​While changing rooms and showers are available for use by those who need them, we do encourage everyone to arrive in the clothes needed for practice, whenever possible.
  • Each group or class entering DanceHouse has a specific time to do so, 15 minutes before their class starts. 
    This is done to minimise crossover between groups entering and leaving, keep the flow in the building and to prevent clusters of people in the foyer and stairs.   
    Unfortunately, you cannot come earlier than above to keep the number of people at the safest level.
    All participants must leave the studio promptly after class – time for cool down will be part of the class and there will not be additional time in the studio after class for this.
    These times are scheduled to limit the crossover of people entering and leaving.
  • Please read the full protocols HERE

For further information:

  • Telephone: 01 855 8800
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