DI Residency: Junk Ensemble

Mon 27 May 2019 - Sat 1 Jun 2019
10:00 - 18:00

Junk Ensemble will be in residence researching and rehearsing A Different Wolf, their new dance opera production in collaboration with Belfast-based music theatre company Dumbworld (John Mcllduff and Brian Irvine). The work will be premiere at Cork Opera House in June 2019 in partnership with the Cork City Dance Artists-in-Residence programme at Firkin Crane.

A Different Wolf is an investigation of fear in contemporary society where we all live with our own form of wolf. It is the fear that we all might succumb to becoming either the hunter or the prey. Alongside a professional cast of four dancers, three singers and six musicians, we are collaborating with three choirs and communities in Cork to give form and voice to that fear, that different wolf.

‘Fear isn't so difficult to understand. Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It's just a different wolf.’  Alfred Hitchcock