Highly visual live performance installation from multi-award-winning dance innovators Junk Ensemble in collaboration with acclaimed visual artists Jesse Jones and Aideen Barry.
Also featuring music artist Planningtorock, composer Irene Buckley and designers Sarah Jane Shiels and Katie Davenport, Junk Ensemble offers an immersive new spectacle for audiences.
Led by dancers and musicians, audiences will move promenade-style through the atmospheric Marina Market warehouse and experience a collision of artists’ responses, interrogations, and radical celebrations of the witch as a symbol of dissidence. Merging visceral movement, striking visuals and live sound, RITUAL is a disturbance, a happening, an unveiling of an experiment unique to Cork Midsummer Festival.
Junk Ensemble has built a reputation as one of Ireland’s leading voices in dance, creating work that sheds light on important human issues relevant to society today. Associate Artists at Project Arts Centre and previous Artists-in-Residence at The Tate, their productions have garnered widespread praise across Ireland and internationally.
Creation and Direction Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy
Choreography created in collaboration with dancers
Dance Artists Salma Ataya, Lucia Kickham, Julie Koenig
Collaborating Artists Aideen Barry, Jesse Jones, Planningtorock
Musician & Percussionist Caitríona Frost
Music Irene Buckley
Lighting Design & Scenography Sarah Jane Shiels
Costume Design Katie Davenport
Costume Assistant James Seaver
Additional composition Planningtorock, (vocals Olwen Fouéré), Caitriona Frost
Stage Manager Miriam Duffy
Assistant Stage Manager Muireann Ní Raghallaigh
Head Carpenter Mark Fennell
Chief LX Sarah Timmins
Production Audio Daragh Murphy
Audio Engineer Cormac O’Connor
Riggers Emerald Isle Rigging
Production Management ShowScope
Thurible Fabrication Mick Wilkins at Kinagleary Studios
Artist Assistants (Jesse Jones) Anna Godson O'Dohery, Sara O'Rourke
Line Producer Michelle Cahill
Producer Gwen Van Spÿk
Supported by the Arts Council, with additional support from Dance Ireland