Luke Murphy / Attic Projects Catch8 Workshop Series

Catch8: A festival of workshops focused on training, creativity and sharing, and new opportunities for professional dancers.

Produced and curated by DI Associate Artist Luke Murphy / Attic Projects, CATCH8 returns following sold out success in 2018.  The 2019 festival of workshops takes place 15 - 22 June running in two sessions daily from 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm--4:30pm. 

These masterclass workshops will be taught by national and international leading dance professionals: Oona Doherty, Dimitri Jourde, Lali Ayugade, Moritz Ostruschnjak,  Ian Garside, Lea Tiribasso, Luke Murphy, Maria Kolegova and Fearghus O'Conchuir, and will take place in Cork City Hall Concert Hall, as part of Cork Midsummer Festival.

All registered students will receive special offers and discounts on performances and events throughout the Cork Midsummer Festival.

Discounted accommodation is available at a rate of 25 euro/night.

The Catch8 Workshop series is an initiative by Attic Projects in collaboration with Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork Arts Office and Dance Ireland. 

Open until fully booked. 27 participants max.

Booking* now open: 

Earlybird price of €225 available until April 15th / €245 thereafter. Advance booking is essential as capacity is limited.
€40/day [Available after May 15th subject to availability.]

To secure your place, call or email Dance Ireland reception to arrange payment at +35318558800 /

Please note: 
This is an intensive workshop series for professional dancers or students in the advanced stages of professional training.

*Please be aware of the Cancellation Policy:

If the cancellation is made before 15 May, a full refund, with the exception of €30 processing fee, will be given.
If the cancellation is made after 15 May, a 50% refund, with the exception of €30 processing fee, will be given.
Cancellations after 1 June, or thereafter, you forfeit the entire fee. 


Lali Ayguadé

The Catalan Lali Ayguadé (1980) graduated from the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona and PARTS in Brussels. She started her career at Publik Eye Company followed by joining Akram Khan Company in 2003 performing in productions. She also also worked with Roberto Olivan (Enclave Dance Company), Hofesh Shechter, Marcos Morau from La Veronal and with the contemporary circus company Baró d’Evel. As a choreographer, she created three short duets: “Incognito” and “Saba” and a duet “De camino al otro” together with the acrobat Julian Sicard. She created two full-length pieces “Kokoro” and “Iu an Mi” which were coproduced by Mercat de les Flors and Temporada and she collaborated together with Joana Gomila for the piece “Sa Mateixa”. In 2018 she was invited by the Theatre Bielefeld to direct and choreograph a piece inspired on the work of Gerhard Bohner. Her latest production she made - HERE- was together with the dancer and choreograpger franco - marroquí Guilhem Chatir   
Lali was nominated as “Exceptional dancer” for the Critics awards of London in 2010, in 2014 as “Best Creator” in Time Out Barcelona and in 2016 she was also nominated as “Best Dancer” for the “” Critics awards in Barcelona. The short movie “TIMECODE” in which she starred as one of the main characters was awarded with the Palme d’Or at Festival de Cannes, the Goya Award, the Gaudi Award and was nominated for the Oscars 2016. Lali shares her technique and the investigation linked to her creations around the world through workshops and intensive class programs. 

Oona Doherty
Oona Doherty is a dance artist based in Bangor, Co.Down, performing and creating internationally since 2010. Oona Studied at The London School Of Contemporary Dance, University of Ulster and LABAN London. BA Honours and Post Graduate in Contemporary Dance Studies. Previous collaborations include TRASH Dance (Netherlands), Abattoir Fermé (Belgium), and Emma Martin (Ireland). Oona’s choreography Hope Hunt & The Ascension into Lazarus was nominated for Best Production and won Best Performer for Oona at the Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016, Edinburgh Fringe Total Theatre Award 2017, The Place Dance Award Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and (Re)Connaissance Grenoble  1st Jury Prize 1st Audience Prize. It was also selected as an Aerowaves Twenty17 work with a European tour. Oona’s new work, Hard to be Soft – A Belfast Prayer, in a collaboration with David Holmes and the people of Belfast, is produced by Prime Cut Productions and premiered in October 2017 at the Belfast International Arts Festival. For this work she has been awarded Winner of the Major Individual from the Arts Council 2017. In 2016 she was the HATCH Artists in The MAC Theatre, Belfast; 2016/18 A Prime Cut Productions REVEAL Artist; 2017/18 Maison La Dans Associate Artist Lyon and the 2017/19 La Briqueterie Associate Artist Paris. In 2019 Lady Magma will premiere. For more info see

Ian Garside

Ian Garside (UK/ES) discovered contemporary dance through classical theatre. He completed his vocational training at Laban (UK) & P.A.R.T.S. (BE). 

Since 2010 he has performed with the likes of Punchdrunk (Shanghai), Liquid Loft/ Chris Haring (Vienna) & the seminal DV8 Physical Theatre (London). 

Alongside performing Ian teaches extensively. His passion for pedagogy is fed by the variety of experiences and approaches that people bring to the encounter. 

His passion for performing comes from a desire to engage people in an experienced process of reception and reflection

Dimitri Jourde

After having been introduced to the circus arts at the age of nine with Annie Fratellini, Dimitri Jourde deepened her specialty of acrobat at the National Circus Arts Center. He graduated in 1998 with the release show C'est pour toi that I do it directed by Guy Alloucherie. He then moved on to contemporary dance and started a collaboration with the Kubilai Khan Investigations for several creations (Soy 1999, Poko Dance 2001, Mecania Popular 2002, Gyrations of barbarous tribes 2005). At the same time, he continues the work with Cirque Désac- allé and choreographs the show Les oiseaux du bord du monde (1999-2005). In 2003, he joined the Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen (Zero Visibility Corp.), including the acclaimed piece It's Only a Rehearsal (2003). While enchaining several pieces in this perspective of interpreter, he met François Verret and participated in two creations (Chantier musil, 2003, Sans retour, 2006). From 2007, he collaborates with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui as a performer on stage (Apocrifu 2007, Fractus 2015) and as an artistic collaborator.
He presents a solo Xebeche in 2009 for the choreographic meetings of the Val de Marne.
He worked with the company of Martin Zimmermann and Dimitri de Perrot (Hans was heiri, 2012), and Yoann Bourgeois (The Fallen, 2014). He has also appeared in several movies and feature films.

Maria Kolegova

Based in Belgium since 2012 Maria sStarted her career in a ballet school in age 5. She was educated as a contemporary dancer in a School of Contemporay Dance with support of Centre of Contemporary Art in Yekaterinburg (Russia). While studing she discovered different techniques of dance and movemnet including folk dance, martial arts, yoga and jazz. She won first prize when she performed her contemporaty competition solo by L.Aleksandrova in Seoul (South Korea). 
After graduation in Theatrical Academy she worked with Russian Ballet Moscow for 6 years. In Moscow she got involved as a dancer with a recognized choreographers including Martin Forsberg, Andrea Boll, Regis Obadia, Paul Selwyn Norton, Nikita Dmitrievsky. She also taught in a school of contemporary dance and began creating her own work. Artistically she is working widely with choreographers, film makers, photographer Wim Vandekeybus and is a member of his company Ultima Vez since 2012. During these years she was part of the revival What the Body Does not Remember (2013) in addition to and had experience NewZwart and Spiritual Unity (live concert) she has also performed as a dancer Speak low if you speak love (2015); Mockumentary of Contemporary Seviour (2017) and from 2018 on dances in a new piece by Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez Go figure out yourself. She is currently involved to a new creation with Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez TrapTown. As well as an extensive amount of pedagogical activities through movement: workshops,company classes,assisting and training program across Europe and Russia.

Luke Murphy
Performer with Ultima Vez (2014-2017) touring internationally in productions Booty Looting, Spiritual Unity and In Spite of Wishing and Wanting Punchdrunk (2009-2017), as an Original Cast member of Sleep No More in New York City and Shanghai as well as productions of Sleep No More in Boston and The Drowned Man in London. Additional company experience includes Kate Weare Company (2011-2014), Pavel Zustiak Palissimo Company (2011-2013), Martha Clarke (2010-2011), Erik Hawkins Dance 2008-2010 and projects with, John Kelly, John Scott, Janis Brenner, Heidi Latsky, Sean Curran, Jonah Bokaer and Bill T Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company. Luke is Artistic Director of Attic Projects- based between Ireland and New York. He has created five evening length works Drenched (2012), Icarus (2013) Your Own Man/Mad Notions (2015), On Triumph and Trauma (2016) The Dust We Raised (2017) performing across Ireland, UK and US. Luke is DanceIreland Associate Artist for 2018.

Fearghus O'Conchuir 

Fearghus is a choreographer and Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales, where he is supporting the company to make innovative work with and for all kinds of people in all kinds of places. Through his career as an independent artist, he has collaborated with artists and experts from other disciplines to make film and live performances that have been seen across Europe, in the US, Australia, Hong Kong and China.  He has been commissioned to make work for companies such as Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company and Maiden Voyage.  His work, The Casement Project was part of ART:2016, the Arts Council’s programme for Ireland 2016 and of the Culture Ireland International Programme for that centenary. It was also co-commissioned by 1418NOW as part of the UK’s commemorations of the First World War.  The project combined work on stage, a dance film for television, a day of dance on a beach, academic symposia in universities and at the British Library, a club night and multiple workshops.  
Brought up in the Ring Gaeltacht, Fearghus completed degrees in English and European Literature at Magdalen College Oxford, before training at London Contemporary Dance School.  He has been Curator of the Artistic Programme at Firkin Crane in Cork, Trustee of the BBC Performing Arts Fund and a board member of Dance Ireland, Dance Digital, Project Arts Centre and Create. He was appointed to the Arts Council in 2018 and became Deputy Chair of the Council in 2019.  The first  Ireland Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme, he continues to contribute to the programme’s work, in the UK and internationally, as a facilitator, coach and speaker. Fearghus is a Project Artist, a member of Project Arts Centre’s associate artist scheme.  In 2017, he completed his PhD as an inaugural Irish Research Council Scholar at Maynooth University’s Dept. of Geography. 

Moritz Ostruschnjak 

Moritz Ostruschnjak is a freelance choreographer and dancer based in Munich. Born in Marburg, Germany, he trained at the Iwanson School for Contemporary Dance in Munich and completed his studies with Maurice Béjart in Lausanne. Several engagements with various companies across Europe followed, most recently with the Göteborgsoperan Danskompani in Sweden.He worked among others with Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus, Sasha Waltz, Frank Chartier (Peeping Tom), Tilmann O'Donnell, Gunilla Heilborn, Marta Gornicka and many others.

Since 2013 he has worked as a freelance choreographer, dancer and performer in the independent scene and as a guest at various theatres. In Munich, he realized the solo project "Island of Only Oneland" (2015), "Text Neck" (2016) and "BOIDS" (2017). His work "I had absolutely no reason to move in any direction" (2017) could be seen at the Stadttheater Pforzheim and "DSCH" (2017) at the Theater Giessen. Together with Daniela Bendini he choreographed for the dance soap "Minutemade" of the ballet of the Gärtnerplatztheater Munich. The production "Text Neck" was shown at TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA in 2017  and in October 2018 "BOIDS" was performed at RODEO - Münchner Tanz- und Theaterfestival. His lastest creation "UNSTERN" (2018) was shown at schwere reiter in Munich. 

Moritz Ostruschnjak has been a member of Tanztendenz München e.V. since 2016.

Lea Tiribasso
Léa was born in Moyeuvre-Grande (FR). She is a dancer and a choreographer. As a dancer, she worked for José Vidal & Company, Jean-­Guillaume Weis and Seven Sisters Group. In 2011 she joined the TanzEnsemble of the Staatstheater Kassel, Germany, under the direction of Johannes Wieland. During her time in Kassel, she worked with Michael Langeneckert, Stephanie Thiersch and Chris Haring/Liquid Loft, with whom she performed Lego Love for Impulstanz 2013.  She then joined Clod Ensemble for An Anatomie in Four Quarters, performed at the Wales Millenium Centre. She worked with Seke Chimutengwende, James Finnemore, Peter Groom Dance-Theatre, and as an actress for Gail Pickering. In 2015, she took part of a R&D with 1927.   As a performer she participated in art installations for and with Ai Arakawa at the Institute of Contemporary Art and at the Frieze Art Fair in London. She also took part in a Fluxus concert with Alison Knowles in Lyon.  
Her choreography has been presented in London (The Place, TripSpace), Mainz (Staatstheater Mainz), Düsseldorf (Tanzhaus nrw - Tanzmesse 2016), Luxembourg (Banannefabrik), Figueres (AGITART) and Kassel (Staatstheater Kassel, Dock 4).

Supports for her work include: The Place London, Dance City Newcastle, TripSpace London, TROIS C-L Luxembourg, Grand Studio de Bruxelles and Le Pacifique - CDC de Grenoble to name a few.

She danced in music videos for The Kooks, Lake Komo, Cash+David, Tom Shortez and Buridane. She danced and acted in "Hern" a dance video by Peter Groom for Radom Acts on Channel 4.
She choreographed the music video “Don’t you find” for Jamie T, the fashion video for AW17 Merchant Archive and worked as a movement director for Davis Silis's short "Falling" for Random Acts on Channel 4.
Her video Sacre was screened during the International Dance Film Festival 2013, Bourgogne, France and at the National Institute of Art History in Paris.  Her video N87HP was screened at the Choreographic Centre of Creation in Luxembourg, during the London Short Film Festival and the Dance Film Festival UK.  In 2016, Léa received the prestigious award Arts et Lettres in Luxembourg (Institut Grand Ducal) for her work as a dancer, choreographer and director. She works in Luxembourg and in London.

The Catch8 Workshop series is an initiative by Attic Projects in collaboration with Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork Arts Office, Dance Ireland and Dance Limerick