HATCH Residency: Laura Murphy

Mon 18 Nov 2019 - Tue 17 Dec 2019
10:00 - 18:00

HATCH is a Dance Ireland initiative which provides an incubation opportunity for a dance maker to focus on seeding and developing a new work.
With HATCH, artists are valued and paid, and makers receive the support and resources they need in a creative process to experiment, explore a transition in style and work collaboratively.

We are delighted to announce this year's recipient is Laura Murphy.

This award includes a variety of supports, including artists’ fees, expenses, advice, administration and documentation.  The artist will also engage with the dance community and other segments of the non-dance community as relevant to their practice while they are in residence at DanceHouse.

During HATCH, Laura will research and examine the art in women’s everyday lives which include two workshop series, Surveys and Sound Baths (19  & 20 Nov) and Womanism (29 Nov).

It will explore the everyday actions performed by contemporary women in Ireland. It will chronicle the daily lives of women as we go about achieving our goals. It aims to celebrate the countless little tasks and chores that go into being ourselves.

Laura’s research is in collaboration with a team of artists: writer/poet Niamh Prior; composer/sound artist Irene Buckley; dance artist Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín; film-maker Mary Wycherley; dance artist Colin Dunne; and sound therapist Chloe McHugh. She will also invite women of all ages from the community into her research process, offering workshops and opportunities to engage with her process.



Laura Murphy is a choreographer, performer and teacher based in Ireland. 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). 

W: www.lauramurphy.ie
T: @lamurphydance
F: www.facebook.com/LauraMurphyDance/

Image Credit: Koen Broos
Top Image Credit: Derek Foott