Luke Murphy/Attic Projects
On Triumph and Trauma
Thursday, June 16 at 8pm
Saturday, June 18 at 6:30pm
Location: The Yard's Patricia N. Nanon Theater
Run time: TBA
Emerging in the wake of the centennial anniversary of Irelands 1916 Rising. With a hundred years behind us we are caught with the heroes and demons of our past and, in the light of the economic collapse, the fraught uncertainty of our future. On Triumph and Trauma is at once a poetic dedication to a turning point in the nations history and a rigorous examination of what Irish identity, politics and nationalism means today.
Founded in 2014 by choreographer and performer, Luke Murphy, Attic Projects operates as a producer, incubator and facilitator of projects in a range of mediums. Working across the platforms of dance, theatre, film and installation Attic Projects encourages imagination, challenges expectation and seeks new ideas to provoke new conversations. With a visceral, physical language at its heart, Attic Projects produces bold, new, contemporary works finding the universal within the deeply personal.
"Murphy's dance-making can match sharp words with edgy moves any day. There is edited pace and clean lines in Eckert and Murphy's passionate, full force body exchange and their lifts, body wraps, floor tussles are handled with a mesmeric control, equally as arresting as anything on screen. Star rating: ****"
- Seonna Mac Reamoinn, Irish Theatre Magazine.