Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy is a choreographer, performer and teacher based in Ireland. Laura was Dance Ireland's Hatch Award recipient in 2019, supporting he research and examination of the art in women’s everyday lives.

She creates dance work that celebrates the beauty in ordinary things and exalts the mundane. Her work includes solo and ensemble pieces, large scale and socially engaged dance, as well as dance films, video installations and site-specific performances. 

Laura has presented her work internationally at festivals and galleries such as Reykjavik Dance Festival (IS), Edinburgh Fringe (UK), Judson Church (US), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (RO), NN Contemporary Northampton (UK), Dublin Dance Festival and Cork Midsummer Festival (IRL).

She works with artists including Colin Dunne, Rob Heaslip, Gemma Riggs, Rhona Byrne, Mary Nunan, Nigel Rolfe, Matteo Farrigon, Irene Buckley and Michael Gallen.

Laura's awards include: Best Movement Director, The Irish Times Theatre Awards (2017); E-MOTIONAL Bodies and Cities (2012-2013); Carte Blanche (2013); an Arts Council Bursary Award (2017, 2016); Artist Project Award from Cork City Council (2017, 2016, 2014, 2013) and an Arts Council Dancer in Residence Award for Cork City (2012 - 2017).

Photo Credit: Koen Broos.