The Veiled Ones is the latest dance theatre production from Junk Ensemble. Loosely informed by Roald Dahl’s The Witches, The Veiled Ones explores witches, transformations, misconceptions and the powerful relationship between a grandparent and grandchild.
The audience are invited on an intriguing journey to intricately designed rooms with a cast of internationally acclaimed dancers Kévin Coquelard, Finola Cronin, Miguel do Vale and Rocio Dominguez; live music from Bryan O'Connell and Lioba Petrie, and a local young cast for each iteration of the production.
The Veiled Ones will premiere in September as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2021: Superflux edition and will then be appearing in October at Baboró International Arts Festival For Children.
Created and directed by Jessica Kennedy and Megan Kennedy
Choreography created in collaboration with the cast
Performers: Kévin Coquelard, Finola Cronin, Miguel do Vale, Rocio Dominguez
Young performers (Dublin): Joya Hobson, Priya Hobson
Musicians: Bryan O'Connell, Lioba Petrie
Scenography: Valerie Reid
Composer: Die Hexen
Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
Dramaturgy: Jo Timmins
Costume Design: Deirdre Dwyer
Additional Composition: Bryan O’Connell, Lioba Petrie
Costume design for Veils section by visual artist Fiona Finnegan, adapted from an earlier development period
Produced by Gwen Van Spÿk
Line Producer: Michele Cahill
Production Manager: Anthony Hanley
Stage Manager: Fiona Keller
Props made by Eimer Murphy and Adam O'Connell of the Abbey Prop Department and Kirsty Ryan
The Veiled Ones is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland | An Chomhairle Ealaion Arts Grant Fund and Dublin City Council and supported by Dance Ireland and has been co-commissioned for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture by the TRACKS Network, a co-commissioning network of festivals comprising of Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, Cork Midsummer Festival and Dublin Fringe Festival.