Sunday 5th February | 6pm
Biography, Place, Time and Repetition will feature in 3 very different dance pieces by choreographers Laura Murphy, Maria Svensson and Cathy Walsh, each born or based in Cork.
Each piece exhibits its own unique style of composition, humour and playfulness, and though they are different we see the legacy that place leaves on each work.
There will be some dancing, singing, silence and food for thought. It won’t be what you expect.
Laura Murphy works internationally as a choreographer, performer and teacher. Her work spans from large scale community dance to site specific professional ensembles, video installation and live staged works. Laura’s choreographic work has been shown both internationally as well here in Cork.
Laura is the recipient of a range of awards; E-MOTIONAL Bodies and Cities, A European Mobility and Artistic Exchange Dance Programme (2012 – 2013); Carte Blanche as part of Modul Dance (2013); an Arts Council Bursary Award (2016) and Artist Project Award Project Award from Cork City Council (2016, 2014 and 2013).
Maria Svensson a dance artist originally from Sweden, received a BA at the Laban, London in 2007. She has been creating collectively and interweaved with artists from other expressions such a video/projection, music/sound, installation, costume, architecture, poetry and more. At present she is focusing on the depth and creativity the body holds, finding inspiration from nature, encounters with others and sensing, feeling her own being; exploring and experiencing inner and outer sensitively and playfully.
Cathy Walsh is a performer and choreographer, working mainly in a dance, theatre and live arts context. She holds an MA(Hons) in Contemporary Dance Performance from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in the University of Limerick, and a BA(Hons) in Drama and Theatre Studies and Italian from University College Cork.
She specialises in improvisation and has been mentored by solo improvisation performance guru Andrew Morrish for some years. She is a founding member of improv groups “Pleaseure in (re)search of” and “Duck”.
Cathy has presented her own work in Ireland, the UK, Germany and Austria.