Man at the Door to be performed in Sunbeam Bingo Hall as part of Midsummer Festival

Performing as part of Cork Midsummer from Friday June 15th to Sunday June 24th, in the historic Sunbeam Bingo Hall, The Man At The Door (Number 54) is an intriguing dance-theatre work performed by dancers, musicians, and young boys from Firkin Crane Dance Club. The work is created by an accomplished design team and internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning dance innovators Junk Ensemble, who are Cork City Dance Artists-in-Residence at Firkin Crane & Project Artists at Project Arts Centre.

Junk Ensemble was founded by twin sisters and Artistic Directors Megan Kennedy and Jessica Kennedy in 2004. Based in Dublin, the company exists to engage diverse audiences through the creation and presentation of brave, imaginative and accessible dance-theatre work that sheds light on important human issues relevant to society today. Previous Artists-in-Residence at The Tate, the multi-award-winning company have built a reputation in Ireland as dance innovators. Their work has toured to New York, Europe, and throughout the UK and Ireland.

The performance will have 6 shows in total, Friday 15th – Sunday 17th and Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th June, all at 3pm. Man at the Door (Number 54) will be based on the idea of the doppelgänger as the younger self meets its older self. What happens when your double knocks on the door? How does the story of your life play out through a bingo game? All these questions will be answered, and showcase will explore themes of care and the beautiful banality of life.

Cork Mid-Summer Festival will also see a range of shows such as The Power of Frau and Rite of Spring in the Firkin Crane. On Wednesday 20th June, The Power of Frau, will run three shows at 4, 6, and 8pm. Cathy Walsh and Maria Svensson are coming together to build, dance, sing and celebrate imagination together. Through storytelling they will take the audience on an imaginative journey in an intimate setting.

On Friday 22nd June, Eriu Dance Company will present ‘Rite of Spring’ at 2pm and 7pm. An all-male and multigenerational interpretation of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, this is a dance show that deals with mob-mentality. Created by former Riverdance principal dancer Breandán de Gallaí, and performed by a stellar cast of Irish dancers, this work-in-progress presentation shines a light on toxic masculinity.

Don’t miss out on these diverse and imaginative shows during the Cork Mid-Summer Festival. For more information and to get your tickets please see


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