Company Philip Connaughton

Philip Connaughton is a choreographer from Dublin.

He trained locally and then studied at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London.

He was artist in residence at axis:Ballymun [2012] where he created Mortuus Est Philippus for Dublin Dance Festival and Festival Instances, Chalon-sur-Saône . He was associate artist of Dance Ireland in 2013 and in 2014, he formed Company Philip Connaughton and made a large-scale ensemble piece Tardigrade that won best design in the Tiger Dublin Fringe Awards. His lecture-performance Dance Uncovered… (sensational) was featured in DDF 2015. Following that, he created Whack!! with Compagnie Kashyl (Paris), which has toured extensively throughout France and Ireland, followed by Extraterrestrial Events which previewed in Paris and then premiered at DDF 2017. 

ASSISTED SOLO, was created for Dublin Fringe Festival’s 2018 programme.The company made Mamafesta Memorialising at KLAP, maison pour la danse, Marseille, followed by a run at the Cork Opera House and Project Arts Centre in 2019. Philip was  awarded an Irish Times Theatre Award for his work on Rough Magic's production of Much Ado About Nothing. In 2022 he created Party Scene in collaboration with Phillip McMahon and THISISPOPBABY for Cork Midsummer Festival and No Control, a new outdoor work for Carlow Arts Festival. He then choreographed and performed in THISISPOPBABY’s WAKE at Dublin Fringe Festival. He ended 2022 with his latest creation Love Songs. Both Love Songs and Party Scene have been nominated for Irish Times Theatre Awards.

Theatre and opera include  Threepenny Opera (The Gate Theatre -Dublin Theatre Festival), Noel Coward’s The Vortex (The Gate Theatre),  Der Vampyr, Faust (The Everyman Theatre), The Bloody Irish (PBS TV, America), Elevator, I'm Your Man, RIOT, and SHIT (THISISPOPBABY). Annie,  The Wizard of Oz , The Cork Proms (Cork Opera House), Much Ado About Nothing (Rough Magic Kilkenny Arts Fest.).Philip was a Platform 31 Artist representing Dublin City Council in 2020 and is currently a Project Arts Centre resident artist. 

Image Credits: Luca Truffarelli