junk ensemble

Sometimes We Break

Sometimes We Break is a dance and sound promenade piece that explores incompleteness and ‘parts to a whole’. Leading the audience on a designed journey of movement and sound, the piece focuses on things that stop working, things that are interrupted and missing parts.

Choreography: Jessica Kennedy and Megan Kennedy
Performers: Justine Cooper, Carl Harrison, Jessica Kennedy, Fionnuala Gygax and Tom Lane
Visual Design: Lian Bell
Sound Composition: Tom Lane
Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
Stage Management: Mags Mulvey
Sometimes we break is supported by Dance Ireland and Tate Britain.

Junk ensemble

junk ensemble was established in 2004 by joint Artistic Directors and twin sisters Megan Kennedy and Jessica Kennedy, with a commitment to creating works of brave and imaginative dance theatre. Winners of Best Production Award 2011, Culture Ireland Touring Award in 2008, Excellence and Innovation Award in 2007 and listed as a Sunday Times Highlight in 2011, junk ensemble’s work continues to tour nationally and internationally.

Their productions are often created in collaboration with artists from other disciplines to produce a rich mix of visual and performance styles that seeks to 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. Their work is regularly presented in Dublin Theatre Festival and Dublin Dance Festival alongside national and international arts festivals. junk ensemble were Artists in Residence at Tate Britain, London in 2012. Productions include Dusk Ahead (Dublin Theatre Festival 2013/Kilkenny Arts Festival 2013), The Falling Song (U.K. and National Tour 2014/Belfast Festival 2012/Dublin Dance Festival 2012), Bird with boy (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), Pygmalion Revisited (Aix-en-Provence Festival Commission 2010), Drinking Dust (2008), and The Rain Party (2007). junk ensemble completed the short film Blind Runner (2013), commissioned by Dance Ireland. junk ensemble are PROJECT ARTISTS at Project Arts Centre.


Delphine Gaborit, Giulia Galvan, Argyris Argyrou, Eleanor Creighton, Peter Jordan and all at Mind Your Step, Paul Johnson, Siân Cunningham, Inga Byrne and all at Dance Ireland, Jo Timmins, Valerie Reid, Katy Fitzpatrick, Ann and Dennis Kennedy, Catriona O’Leary and Laura Macken