Reference Code: IE 2135 N42

Title: The Junk Ensemble Papers

Dates of Creation: 2007, 2009-2011

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 27 items (24 files)



Name of Creator: Junk Ensemble.

Administrative History: Junk Ensemble was co-founded in 2004 by its current Artistic Directors Megan and Jessica Kennedy to create works of brave and innovative dance theatre.  Its productions have toured nationally and internationally and are the recipients of many awards, including Jane Snow Award for Excellence and Innovation 2007 for The Rain Party; Culture Ireland Touring Award 2008 for Drinking Dust, and Absolut Fringe Festival Best Production Award 2011 for Bird with Boy.  In addition, Jessica Kennedy was honoured with Best Female Performer Award at the 2006 Dublin Fringe Festival.  In 2012, Junk Ensemble became artists in residence for Tate Modern in Britain.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Junk Ensemble to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 5 December 2011.




Scope and Content: The collection comprises posters, flyers, programmes, press cuttings, and recordings relating to the dance works created by Junk Ensemble.

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

System of Arrangement: The documents have been divided into four series by dance work and thereunder grouped by form and arranged chronologically by date.




Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Standard copyright regulations apply to all items.  For photocopying or reproducing material, please consult with the staff.

Language/ Scripts of Material: English, except for N42/2/3, which is in French.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Paper documents and DVDs in good condition.  Items N42/1/22/5, and 3/3 require a DVD player.

Finding Aids: A hard copy of the descriptive catalogue is available at the Special Collections and Archives Department, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick.




Archivist’s Note: Papers arranged and described by Anna-Maria Hajba.

Rules or Conventions: This description follows guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000; Irish Guidelines for Archival Description, 2009; National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; and EAP Guidance on Data Protection for Archive Services, 2018.

Date of Description: January 2012.  Revised August 2020.


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