A two day symposium curated by Dance Theatre company Junk Ensemble

The Book and The Body Symposia

Jessica Kennedy and Megan Kennedy of Junk Ensemble are curating a two-strand symposia entitled 'The Book and The Body' to take place over two weekends in National University of Ireland Galway and University College Dublin in April 2018, with support from Dance Ireland, Dublin Dance Festival, Live Collision, NUI Galway and UCD. This is surrounding a new Junk Ensemble dance-theatre production, an off-site work titled Dolores, which is inspired by Vladimir Nabokov’s visual and disturbing novel ‘Lolita’, and will premiere in Dublin Dance Festival May 2018. 

The Book and The Body Symposia will comprise of panel discussions, workshops, a viewing of an open rehearsal, a performance/lecture dem, an interview, roundtable discussions and international keynote speakers and will take place at the National University of Ireland Galway: 13-14 April and University College Dublin: 20-21 April, covering themes which include: body & literature, gender & performance, sexuality and abuse, trauma & memory, how the body is represented in literature / performance / film through the male perspective, and Vladimir Nabokov’s novel ‘Lolita’.


  • Fri, Apr 20 | 11:00
    Sat, Apr 21 | 11:00