Luke Murphy is a dancer whose instincts are underpinned by humanism. He has a liquid, daring way with momentum and a thirst for efficiency and speed. In a process that is utterly natural to him, Luke finds his own way inside the movement as well as toward connection with other dancers in a fleeting moment. As a dance maker, I really value Luke's emotional intelligence - his constant impulse toward honesty. I never sense that Luke does something purely for visual effect, but to bring himself closer to feeling, and in this way, he's a beautiful mover who speaks firmly and fluently from his gut.
Luke Murphy and Douglas Gillespie in rehearsal for Garden
Come see for yourself as Luke dances with our company for the very first time in Garden at FOCUS Festival on January 4 and 8 at 7:30pm.
Luke Murphy, Leslie Kraus, Douglas Gillespie and Bergen Wheeler in rehearsal for Garden