A Different Wolf – Cork Opera House – 2019

What is the wolf at your door?

‘Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. It’s just a different wolf.’ Alfred Hitchcock

A Different Wolf is a new dance opera created by multi-award winning Junk Ensemble and innovative music-theatre company Dumbworld (Belfast). The production is a poignant exploration of fear, where in a complex and uneasy world we all live with our own form of wolf. A Different Wolf blends visceral movement, text and exquisite song to create a powerful visual & sonic experience for the audience.

Personal testimonies from different communities in Cork give voice to contemporary representations of the wolf as varied as the bank man, loneliness, the world ending and a car not starting. An exceptional cast of four dancers, three singers, six musicians and a 100-strong choir perform in the production.

A Different Wolf teaser from Junk Ensemble on Vimeo.

When: Sunday 16 June 8pm, Monday 17 June 3pm & 8pm
Where: Cork Opera House, Emmet Place, Cork as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2019
Book here

Created by: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy, John Mcllduff, Brian Irvine
Choreography: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy
Composition: Brian Irvine
Libretto: John Mcllduff
Set Design: Sabine Dargent
Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
Costume Design: Deirdre Dwyer

Performers and musicians include: Peter Devlin, Aoife Duffin, Stephanie Dufresne, Karl Fagerlund, James Joys, Lucia Kickham, Stephen Moynihan, Amy Ní Fhearraigh, Gerard Skelly
Choirs: Cork School of Music, Cór Gael

Producers: Gwen Van Spijk (Junk Ensemble), Susanna Lagan (Dumbworld)
Line Producer: Michelle Cahill
Researcher: Michele O’Connor-Connolly
Production Manager: Sean Dennehy
Chief LX: Veronica Foo
Stage Manager: Barry O’Donovan

Proudly supported by Arts Council of Ireland Arts Grant Fund. Presented in partnership with Cork Opera House and Cork Midsummer Festival and supported by Cork City Dance Artists-in-Residence Scheme at Firkin Crane and Dance Ireland. Junk Ensemble are Project Artists at Project Arts Centre, Dublin.