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Artist Development Workshop with Luke Murphy

  • Saturday 27th October & Sunday 28th October
  • Tickets: €20
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Cost of two day workshop: €20 (This includes a complementary ticket to The Milky boy Kid on the Saturday night)
Limited places available (Max 20 participants)
Luke invites movers of all ages with experience in dance, theatre, circus, puppetry or mime to come and investigate our habits, our perceptions and the limits of our physical imaginations. The workshop will begin with a set of exercises to slowly access each individual’s ability to move freely within their full range of motion and find a sensory relationship between intent and texture of movement. Through a series of skill building tasks, the workshop will examine the visceral communicative power of the body and build a tool kit for improvisational devising of scenarios and dialogues. Incorporating aspects of contemporary partnering, performance skills, contemporary dance and physical theatre, this workshop is open to those with an interest in movement and a good sense of curiosity.
Building on Luke’s extensive experience as a performer with physical theatre companies Punchdrunk, Ultima Vez and Martha Clarke, the workshop will explore various techniques in physical storytelling, expressing intent and moving seamlessly from natural to abstract forms. 
The workshop explores a toolkit of approaches developed through Luke’s experiences as a performer and a creator and the foundations for the development of his own original works of theatre dance and installation. Luke proposed the artistic process as an exercise in discarding expectations, identifying and breaking patterns and using the absurdity of our own personalities as an ultimate source of honesty and relatable content.


Luke Murphy has performed with Punchdrunk since 2009 in productions of Sleep No More in Boston, New York and Shanghai, The Drowned Man at the National Theatre London. He danced with Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez from 2014-2018 performing internationally in productions of Booty Looting, Spiritual Unity and In Spite of Wishing and Wanting. Luke has created seven evening length works for his own company Attic Projects, performing throughout Ireland, the US and UK.  Luke has taught artist development workshops to practitioners in theatre, dance, film, performance and visual arts throughout Ireland and abroad at Galway Dance Project, DanceLimerick, WILD Festival, Firkin Crane Cork, The MAC Belfast, University of Limerick, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Point Park University, Cork School of Music, DanceBase Edinburgh, Gibney Dance NYC, Florida Dance Festival, b12 Festival Berlin, Tramway Glasgow and many others.