Choreographer and dancer Luke Murphy uncovers expectations of romance with playful lightheartedness and self-deprecating humor in Drenched. The duet, performed by Murphy and Carlye Eckert, navigates a romantic relationship set against a backdrop of scrolling iconic cinematic images (Gone with the Wind, Titanic). Drenched deconstructs the notion of companionship through the lens of media with sarcasm, wit, and moments of sincerity. A poignant, ordinary romance emerges.
Performance contains sexually explicit images.
Based between New York City and his native Ireland, Luke Murphy is a 2009 Point Park University and is an Artist-in-residence at the Tribeca Center for Performing Arts. Fellow choreographer and performer Carlye Eckert, a graduate of The Julliard school. The multi-channel projection installation was created by video artist david Fisher.
Following the world premiere in Murphy’s Dublin, Ireland, Drenched will have its U.S. premiere in Pittsburgh before being performed at Lamama in New York City.