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Luke Murphy - Dance Workshops and Performances

By ChiUniDance 20 Aug 2018

Intended for MA and Third Year Dance Students and Dance Alumni Students only

Moving Wild Workshop with Luke Murphy
University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester.
Venue: Dance Studio 1.
Mon 22nd Oct 10 – 4   (with evening solo performance, 7.00 pm Dance Studio 1)
Tues 23rd Oct 10 - 4
2 days (plus evening performance of The Milkyboy Kid Project on 22nd)
Cost: £30 per day (ticket includes entry to the performance on Mon 22nd)
 Or    £50 for both days (ticket includes entry to the performance on Mon 22nd)
Luke Murphy is the winner of Dance Ireland:  New Associate Artist 2018

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 Moving Wild

 Moving for purpose, moving for function, moving for desire, moving for survival. In this workshop Luke will work with participants to build physical tools and apply them choreographically. Harnessing the potential inside forces of gravity, coil, momentum and drifting, movement tasks will explore efficiency of effort, muscularity and build complex sequences around ideas of balance, disorientation and spatial expectations. Using adaptations of Stanislavski systems the workshop will challenge participants to apply existing and new skills in unfamiliar physical, emotional and psychological directions to examine relationships between movement, purpose and meaning for performers and audiences.    The workshop is accompanied by Luke’s solo performance work The Milkyboy Kid Project a stripped down exploration of character, archetype, expectation and fantasy and the portrayal or pursuit of ones own identity both on and off stage.

 ‘Sometimes personal, sometimes profane Luke uses his own questions, experiences and battles to explore the search for truth admist a life in fiction. Through a mixture of storytelling, film and his own virtuostic physicality Luke examines relationships between who you are, who you want to be and who you pretend to be and how nurishing one can obscure the other. Embracing the notion of transformation Luke puts himself in a contstant state of change throughout the work; the hero, the villain, the coward, the show man, the leader, the child- each character emerges and dissapates through an ongoing search for the right uniform or the right skin’

Luke Murphy  Is an Irish performer and choreographer working internationally. He has performed and collaborated with Ultima Vez (2014-2018 Booty Looting, Spiritual Unity and In Spite Of Wishing and Wanting) Punchdrunk (2009-2017, Original Cast member of Sleep No More Boston, New York City, Shanghai and The Drowned Man London) Kate Weare Company (2011-2014), Pavel Zustiak Palissimo Company (2011-2013) and many others. Since 2012 he has created six evening length works for his own company, Attic Projects in Ireland. Creating and performing original works across Ireland, UK and USA and working across the mediums of dance, theatre, film, installation and site specific performance. He curates and directs the Catch8 Workshop Series in Ireland and is working towards the opening of a new residency centre in West Cork.    

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