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The Shake Laura Murphy


Come shake with us. Take your place on the dance floor and we’ll show you the rest!

The Shake
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28 May—29 May

The Shake is an immersive participatory performance that connects you to your inner dancing diva, your shaking goddess, your caveman club. Whatever your preference, join us on a journey to a world where movers are united in a celebration of dance.

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Wood Quay Amphitheatre

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How long?

60 mins (no interval)

Site is wheelchair accessible via the Fishamble St entrance.

Please be aware there is no public toilet on site.

Performers will speak English only. Information sheets will be sent to participants written in English.

Suitable for children over 7. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

“Fascinating loops and strivings and startlements that you evolve under an open sky”

Nicholson Baker on Tide

“A brilliantly playful duet, that’s so intimate that the audience become bystander participants in their relationship – not just breaking the fourth wall, but becoming it.”

Barry Church-Woods on You and Me, and You

"Lively toddlers lay, chins on hands, watching every movement with delight. Older watchers were fascinated by the ways in which sound could be drawn from such basic, everyday objects.”

Irish Examiner on A Dance Concerto

The Shake brings people together... to move, to dance, to vibrate. Whether ancient mysticism or the latest dance meme is your thing, The Shake will resonate with you. Part dance class, part concert, part hooley, we’re here to move on up and shake it out.

Guided by four performers, you can move at your own pace and choose the gear that suits you best, whether that's mellow, moderate or wild. Or do your own thing – originals are welcome!


Site is wheelchair accessible via the Fishamble St entrance.

Please be aware there is no public toilet on site.


  • Director Laura Murphy in collaboration with Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín and Rhona Byrne
  • Choreographers Laura Murphy, Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín
  • Visual Artist and Costume Designer Rhona Byrne
  • Composer and Sound Designer Alma Kelliher
  • Singer and DJ Jade O'Connor
  • Writer Stephen Collins
  • Performers Marion Cronin, Kristyn Fontanella, Aoife McAtamney, Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín
  • Creative Producer Maura O'Keeffe
  • Line Producer Kristyn Fontanella
  • Technical Manager Darach Ó Ruairc
  • Set Designer Darach Ó Ruairc, Rhona Byrne
  • Filmmaker Pato Cassinoni
  • Production Manager Gavin McEntee

Produced by Once Off Productions. Created in association with Firkin Crane, Dance Ireland, Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Dance Festival and Fringe Lab. Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland | An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

  • DCC 8
  • Dept of Tourism

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