This dance theatre production for young audiences explores witches, transformations, and the powerful relationship between a grandparent and grandchild. Created by a multi-award winning team and loosely informed by Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches,’ the audience is invited on an intriguing journey through an intricately designed world with a cast of internationally acclaimed dancers, young performers, and live musicians.
'The Veiled Ones' was co-commissioned for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture by TRACKS Network: Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, Cork Midsummer Festival, and Dublin Fringe Festival.
Junk Ensemble was founded in Dublin in 2004 by twin sisters Megan and Jessica Kennedy. The company is committed to engaging diverse audiences through the creation and presentation of brave, imaginative and accessible work that sheds light on important human issues relevant to society today. Current Project Arts Centre Associate Artists & previous Dance Artists-in-Residence at Firkin Crane and The Tate, Junk Ensemble is a multi-award winning company that has built a reputation as one of Ireland’s leading voices in dance. Junk Ensemble frequently collaborates 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 works directly with communities in the creation and performance of their work. Their work has toured to New York, Europe, and throughout the U.K. and Ireland.
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