Sunday 3rd February 12pm – 4pm
Booking (021) 4507487 (Opening hours 1pm – 4pm Tuesday to Friday)
The Architecture and Playability of Theatre
Programmed by the Cork City Dance Artists in Residence at Firkin Crane.
Mikel Murfi will lead a workshop for actors, dancers and scenographers to explore the core ideas in the theatre practice of Jacques Lecoq. The workshop will also explore Mikel’s current practice methods. An ideal opportunity to have your creative mind challenged and reinvigorated as Mikel brings the discipline of architecture to the work of the body in order to give the theatre maker a more complete compendium of physical expression.
Mikel Murphy from Sligo trained at Ecole Jaques Lecoq, Paris.
His performances in theatre include Swan Lake (Teac Damsa); Dolores (Junk Ensemble), The Man in The Woman’s Shoes and I Hear You and Rejoice (Loco and Reckless Productions); The Last Hotel and Ballyturk (Galway Arts Festival/Landmark/Wide Open Opera); The New Electric Ballroom (Druid); The Chairs (Blue Raincoat Theatre); Morning After Optimism, Playboy of the Western World (Peacock Theatre); The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest (Abbey Theatre) Giselle, Rite of Spring and Petrushka (Fabulous Beast), Desire Under The Elms (Lyric, Hammersmith).
Directing includes: Toraiocht (Fíbín); The Walworth Farce, Penelope (Druid); Trad, The Great Goat Bubble (Galway Arts Festival); The Country Girls (Red Kettle); Diamonds in the Soil (Macnas); Waiting for Godot (Theatre Du Pif, Hong Kong); The Far Off Hills (Nomad Theatre Network).
Film includes: The Ballad of Kid Kanturk, Intermission, Sweety Barrett, The Butcher Boy, Love and Rage, Guiltrip and most recently Jimmy’s Hall. As a director Druma and John Duffy’s Brother.