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Junk Ensemble, Ireland
The Bystander | axis :Ballymun  | 4-6 Oct

Photo © Luca Truffarelli

Combines visual eloquence with the gut-punch of a victim impact statement 
The Irish Times on ‘Dolores’ 
★★★★ 

Provocative and unapologetically brilliant 
The Arts Review on ‘Dolores’ 
★★★★ 
 
‘I didn’t want to get involved.’
— Anonymous Neighbour

 
The Bystander is an intriguing and adventurous production by multi-award winning dance theatre innovators Junk Ensemble. Taking its name from the ‘bystander effect’ phenomenon of the murder of Kitty Genovese outside her apartment in New York City in 1964, whereby thirty-eight witnesses saw or heard the attack, yet none of them called for help, The Bystander brings to the surface some of the murkier and complex behaviours of contemporary society.
 
Performed by an internationally acclaimed cast and drawing on the expertise of a sociologist, The Bystander gets under the skin of how we behave as individuals and groups. What makes us help someone and what makes us simply
stand by ?
 
‘The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.’
— Albert Einstein
 
Junk Ensemble 
are Project Artists, an initiative of Project Arts Centre.
This production is funded by the Arts Council.
Presented by axis
:Ballymun in association with Dublin Theatre Festival.


 
Cast and Creative Team
Directed and Choreographed by Jessica Kennedy and Megan Kennedy and created in collaboration with the cast
Performers include: Steve Blount,
 Stephanie Dufresne, Stephen Moynihan, Tilly Webber
Set Design: Sabine Dargent
Lighting Design: Zia Bergin-Holly
Costume Design: Sarah Foley
Music and Sound Design: Denis Clohessy
Dramaturgy: Feidlim Cannon
Consultant Sociologist & Collaborator: Ciaran Smyth 
Video Promo: Luca Truffarelli

 
Information and Tickets
Venue: axis
:Ballymun
Dates: 4–6 Oct, 8pm
Tickets: €18
Duration: Approx. 60 mins. No interval.
Talking Theatre: 5 Oct, post-show with Jessica and Megan Kennedy, the cast, Consultant sociologist and collaborator Ciaran Smyth
 
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