Workshop: A Body of Noise
Deirdre Murphy
Tuesday 9 October 2018, 6.30pm–8.30pm


In this movement- and sound-based workshop, writer, composer and choreographer Deirdre Murphy will explore one of the key systems of our species: community. It will be a radical look at the contexts in which we have meaningful interaction. Participants will tune in with their bodies, voices and the room through a series of task-based exercises. There will be humming and singing, spontaneous ritual, partner work, and an exploration of interacting outside of social norms – creating a physical laboratory to redefine social relations. Please wear clothing which is comfortable to move in. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it.

No experience is necessary – this workshop is open to all and will appeal particularly to those with an interest in physical and sound-based practices as a route to expanding the horizons of social relations.

The workshop is free, but places are limited. If you would like to participate, please book your place here.

Deirdre Murphy is interested in making life more accommodating, grounding and stimulating. She does this by performing, writing music, making theatre, dancing, teaching yoga, dance and acroyoga, training circus, throwing parties, raising children, knitting, cooking and standing on her hands. Deirdre is a member of the band Loq, has served as director of Fumbally Court Studio and is the primary creator of Capitalism: The Musical. She is interested in provoking political and cultural analysis through her work. She has been the recipient of several Arts Council grants, and her work has been shown in Ireland, London, throughout the USA (with the support of Culture Ireland) and Canada. 

Image: ‘Building sandcastles from rubble’, Newcastle Upon Tyne, courtesy of the Robert Hope Collection and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. Photographer: Robert Hope.