The Cold Sings, as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival, ran at The Complex from the 5-9th of October and was funded by The Arts Council and supported by Dance Ireland.
The Cold Sings was produced by Junk Ensemble and explored issues around mental health and female identity. Drawing inspiration from Sylvia Plath’s 'The Bell Jar ' the work, by combining elements of contemporary dance and music, captured and delved into present day issues of self struggle, societal entrapment and the exploration of inner strength.
Featuring a host of national and international artists this captivating performance brought the work of Sylvia Plath to life, while highlighting important topics facing our modern world and societies.
Cold Sings Cast and Crew:
Direction and Creation Jessica Kennedy and Megan Kennedy
Choreography Jessica Kennedy and Megan Kennedy, in collaboration with the cast
Scenography Valerie Reid
Dramaturgy and Collaboration Jo Timmins
Music and Sound Design Denis Clohessy
Lighting Design Sarah Jane Shiels
Costume Design Sarah Bacon
Costume Assistant Laura Fajardo Castro
Cast Walé Adebusuyi, Robyn Byrne, Kevin Coquelard, Lucia Kickham, Julie Koenig, Sean X
Musicians Mary Barnecutt, Caitriona Frost, Katerina Speranskaya
Lyrics Dennis Kennedy, John Dryden (The Cold Song by Henry Purcell)
Vocal Coach Danny Forde
Stage Manager Jennifer Aust
Assistant Stage Manager Liusaidh Hopper Production Managers Adam Nolan and Baz O’Donovan
Line Producer Michelle Cahill
Producer Gwen Van Spÿk