Daily Morning Class: Luke Murphy (Contemporary)

Date:
Mon 8 Oct 2018 - Fri 12 Oct 2018
Time:
10:00 - 11:30
Venue:
DanceHouse
Admission:
€5 DI Students / €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members / Member 10 Class Card €50
Level:
Open to professional level dancers and advanced level students
Teacher:
Luke Murphy

These classes, taught by Dance Ireland Associate Artist Luke Murphy, will examine technique as a host of universal movement ideas, unbound by one aesthetic movement style. Starting by slowly opening the bodies range of motion and stabilizing the joints, the warm up uses the ritualistic nature of daily self-discovery to connect the mind and body. Class is a community and we work together.

Building through a series of movement sequences on the floor, standing and moving through space the dancers will explore gravity, spiral, balance as an active cycle and full use of the hands and feet. Using challenging sequences we will explore a healthy relationship with effort, balancing the unnecessary fear of muscularity and our individual tendencies for misplaced tension.

About Luke

Cork born Luke Murphy, is a choreographer and performer based between Brussels, Cork and New York. He has danced with Ultima Vez since 2014 touring internationally in In Spite of Wishing and Wanting, Booty Looting and Spiritual Unity and with Punchdrunk since 2009, performing leading roles in Sleep No More in Boston, New York City and Shanghai, as well as The Drowned Man in London. He has danced in the companies of Martha Clarke, Kate Weare, Pavel Zuštiak, John Scott and in projects with John Kelly, Jonah Bokaer and Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

Luke’s own work has been supported by various commissions, awards and residencies including the Arts Council, Cork City Council, Culture Ireland, New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, Kaatsbaan International Dance Centre, Pavilion Theatre, Dance Ireland, Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Irish Arts Centre NYC, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Dance Limerick, Dance Base Edinburgh, Tribeca Performing Arts Centre. He has created five evening length works: Drenched (2012), Icarus (2013), Your Own Man/Mad Notions (2015), On Triumph and Trauma (2016) and most recently The Dust We Raised, which was presented in Cork and Dublin earlier this year. 

Luke founded Attic Projects in 2014 as an umbrella for his various independent projects in dance, film and theatre. Luke is the producer and curator The Catch8 Workshop Series (Cork) and is currently working toward the opening of a new dance residency centre in County Cork.

Luke trained at Point Park University, Pennsylvania, where he earned his BFA in Dance and English in 2009 and University of Chichester where he earned an MA in Choreography in 2017.

About Daily Morning Class

The backbone of our artistic programme is our daily morning classes. Morning classes are aimed at an advanced level, appropriate for professional dancers and advanced level dance students. Dance Ireland employs highly experienced and innovative teachers from Ireland and abroad. We also partner with companies, venues and festivals in the delivery of classes, which alternate in week-long blocks between ballet, contemporary dance genres and other complementary practices. Commitment to high-calibre and accessible on-going training for dancers is key. Dance Ireland provides morning class at DanceHouse for over 42 weeks per year at a highly subsidised rate for members, including generous discounted class cards.

For further information:

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