Finola Cronin and Megan Kennedy talk with Jo Tomalin about developing their latest production for Junk Ensemble – Dances Like a Bomb – at the Edinburgh Fringe

“Celebrating the strength of mature bodies and challenging the cult of youth, the show is a reclaiming of the ageing body created by dance-theatre innovators Junk Ensemble. Performed by acclaimed actor Mikel Murfi and leading dance artist Finola Cronin (formerly of Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal), the performers are heroic, vulnerable, comedic and completely themselves in the work. They care fiercely for each other and defend their independence. As they hold each other up and push each other down, the “performance” of age is unpacked as a reminder of ourselves: our worst and our best.”