Founded in 2015 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.
Originally from Cork City, Ireland, Luke Murphy is a performer and choreographer based between New York City and Ireland. Luke has been working with Punchdrunk since 2009 in productions of 'Sleep No More' in Boston, New York and Shanghai and ‘The Drowned Man’ in London, in addition he danced with Belgian company, Ultima Vez from 2014-2018. Other past engagements include Martha Clarke’s 'Angel Reapers' ('10-'11), Kate Weare Company (’11-’13), Pavel Zustiak's Palissimo Company (‘11-‘13) Erik Hawkins Dance Company (‘09-‘11) as well as performing in special projects with Jonah Bokaer, John Kelly, Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Heidi Latsky, John Scott's Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Luca Silvestrini's Protein, Sean Curran, Douglas Dunn and Janis Brenner.
His own work has been presented throughout New York, Ireland, Germany, England and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
He has been supported through commissions and residencies from Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council, CultureIreland, DancIreland (Associate Artist 2018 ), Tribeca Performing Arts Center (AIR 2011-2013), Duo Multicultural Arts Center (AIR 2012-2013), University of Limerick, The Kelly Strayhorn Theatre ,The Dragon's Egg, The Bessie Schoenberg Residency at The Yard, DanceLimerick, Firkin Crane (Dance Artist in Residence 2016 -2017), Foundation For Contemporary Arts, Irish Arts Centre, Pavilion Theatre, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Shawbrook, Tanztendenz Munich, DanceNow Silo Kirkland Farm and The Kaatsbaan International Dance Centre.
Luke has been commissioned by several departments and companies to create original works including the B12 Festival, 10HL in New York, Point Park University, Step Up Project at The University of Limerick, ReVolve Dance Theatre, Maiden Voyage for which his work Fragile Ghosts was chosen to represent Northern Ireland at British Dance Edition 2014.
He is the founder and programming director of the Catch8 Workshop Series and is currently working towards the development of a new residency centre in West Cork.
Luke earned a BFA in Dance and English from Point Park University (2009) and an MA in Choreographer from University of Chichester (2017).