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A Different Wolf

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.

A Different Wolf is a new dance opera created by multi-award winning Junk Ensemble and innovative music-theatre company Dumbworld (Belfast).

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

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 80-strong choir perform in the production.

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


Journal of Music

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June 2019 @ Cork Midsummer Festival

Cork Opera House

Created by: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy, John Mcllduff, Brian Irvine

Choreography: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy

Composition: Brian Irvine, Pete Devlin, Jamie Thompson

Libretto: John Mcllduff

Set Design: Sabine Dargent

Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels

Costume Design: Deirdre Dwyer

Stage Manager: Barry O’Donovan


Performers include: Stephanie Dufresne, Pete Devlin, Aoife Duffin, Karl Fagerlund, Lucia Kickham, Amy Ní Fhearraigh, Stephen Moynihan
Choirs: Cork School of Music, Cór Geal

Producers: Gwen Van Spijk (Junk Ensemble), Susanna Lagan (Dumbworld)
Researcher: Michele O’Connor-Connolly