The Cold Sings explores themes of female identity and mental health, drawing from Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, her poetry and personal letters. The work captures our struggle with the inner self, our private strengths and societal entrapment through Plath’s personal mythology.
Mirroring the many selves of Plath, The Cold Sings blends dance, text, music and a 1950s setting into an intimate, visceral experience for the audience.
Performed by an exceptional cast of Irish and international dancers, singers and musicians and created by multi-award-winning dance innovators.
Junk Ensemble’s productions have garnered widespread praise both in Ireland and internationally.
For ages 16+
Contains loud music and potential reference to self-harm.
Funded by The Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon Arts Grant Fund. Supported by Dance Ireland.
Created and Directed by Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy
Choreography: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy in collaboration with the cast
Scenography: Valerie Reid
Dramaturgy: Jo Timmins
Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
Music and Sound Design: Denis Clohessy
Costume Design: Sarah Bacon
Lyrics: Dennis Kennedy
Cast: Walé Adebusuyi, Robyn Byrne, Kevin Coquelard, Lucia Kickham, Julie Koenig, Sean X
5–9 Oct. 6pm & 8pm
65 mins., no interval.