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summer | main event

running from the 1st to the 28th of july 2024

b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Luke Murphy


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dance theatre & performance

no class videos, no self-promotion, no 'let me show you how its done', no doing what you're good at just to show how good you are. Embracing the creative process as a chaotic, vulnerable, violent, exciting, intimate, and volatile experience, we will come together, take a deep breath, and simply go to work. I hope to create a space that enables performers who want to work, who want to find new languages, and want to dig deeper to be able to do their best work. What makes an honest performance? what makes a consistent performer? I hope to foster an atmosphere of support and safety amongst the company so that we can interrogate the fundamental conflicts of the theatrical itself: Friction between the performer and the content; Contradiction between the awareness of moving in space and the internalisation needed to realise a character; Conflict of sound and action and imagery; Hostility between the controlled atmosphere of the theatre and the chaos of instinct. Each day will start with a physical warm-up, moving into exercises to open our bodies' sphere and reach our individual widest ranges of texture and physical availability. We will examine how the abstraction of movement can be contextualised to inform meaning, and where the power of ambiguity can be harnessed to provoke thought. The outcome might not be the objective, but where we look at conflict, we might find resolution.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2024. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

Luke Murphy is a choreographer, director, and performer from Ireland, creating original dance theatre works for his company Attic projects. Luke creates unique worlds and formats of presentation for each of his works, placing the theme, narrative, and drive at the centre. His work has been presented throughout Ireland, the uk, usa and germany. As a performer, Luke worked with Punchdrunk from 2009-2023 on all major productions, including original casts of Sleep no more in New york, boston and shanghai and the burnt city in London. Luke danced with ultima vez from 2014-2018 and in projects with Alexandra waierstall, ben duke, liz roche, pavel zustiak, martha clarke, kate weare, and many others.


Attic Projects

Founded in 2015 by choreographer and performer, Luke Murphy, Attic Projects operates as a producer, incubator, and facilitator of projects in a range of mediums. Working across the platforms of dance, theatre, film and installation, Attic Projects encourages imagination, challenges expectation, and seeks new ideas to provoke new conversations. With a visceral, physical language at its heart, Attic Projects produces bold, new, contemporary works finding the universal within the deeply personal.



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