Contemporary Online with Laura Murphy

Mon 25 Jan 2021 - Fri 29 Jan 2021
10:00 - 11:30
Online through Zoom
€5 DI Students / €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members / Member 10 Class Card €50
Professional / Advanced
Laura Murphy

We're delighted have 2019 HATCH recipient Laura Murphy return to teach this week. She welcomes dancers from any genre, and those who are practicing daily and those who haven't practiced in a while.

Laura welcomes dancers from any genre, and dancers who are practicing daily and those who haven't practiced in a while.

Laura's classes are based on a shaking practice that stems from her daily practice with colleague and dance artist Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín. The classes will take the format of a shaking practice, and will include structured improvisations and explorations of space - from inside your body to your kinesphere and the surrounding room. Laura's class offers a sense of groundedness in your body.

The class is composed of 4 sections that move from one to the next and increase in vigour. You can take the class at your own pace. Moving together, the classes/practice is accompanied by a selected soundtrack. The classes will be held in a space the size of a yoga mat - and easy to follow.


All bookings for classes and workshops can now be made online through Mindbody. 


This class will take place on Zoom in line with Government Covid-19 Guidelines.

About Laura

Laura Murphy is a dance artist based in Dublin. Her work generally de-emphasizes narrative in favour of abstraction and celebrates the beauty in everyday things. 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 recent awards include: Best Movement Director, The Irish Times Theatre Awards (2017); E-MOTIONAL Bodies and Cities (2012-2013); an Arts Council Arts Grant (2020) and Bursary Award (2020, 2017, 2016); Arts Council Dancer in Residence Award for Cork City (2012 – 2017); Dublin City Council Bursary (2019) and Dance Ireland's HATCH Award (2019).

For further information:

  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)