Dance / Exhibitions / Festival / Live Art / 17-20 May 2023

The Prometheus Project: The Archivist

Show Time: 4.30pm, 5.30pm & 6:30pm Daily | 45mins

The Prometheus Project, by award-winning Irish choreographer and DDF Artist in Residence Luke Murphy, is a series of five distinct but interconnected performance installations, which will be developed and presented over three years.  

Adapting the classic story of Prometheus, the god who gave fire to humans, and anticipating the crucial moment when Zeus took it away, this series introduces us, one by one, to a community of people preparing to lose power.  

Murphy premieres the series with The Archivist as part of DDF’s 2023 Edition. Framed within the confines of a ‘room’, in this performance installation, Murphy invites us to accompany one resident in the final hours of life as they know it. As the protagonist awaits Zeus’ inevitable retribution, they count down the moments to both an ending and a beginning. Gliding between image, movement, and narrative, their story offers a fascinating insight into how we live, what is important, and what we’ve created. 


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Director and Choreographer: Luke Murphy  Performer: Luke Murphy

Lighting: Stephen Dodd

Composition: Rob Moloney

Producer: Gwen Van Spÿk

Line Producer: Sophie Coote

Production Manager: Simon Bird


Founded in 2015 by choreographer and performer, Luke Murphy, Attic Projects operates as a producer, incubator and facilitator of projects across the disciplines of dance, theatre, film and installation. Based in Cork the company operates internationally and has been supported by various commissions, awards and residencies internationally including from Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council, Culture Ireland, New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, Kaatsbaan International Dance Centre, Pavilion Theatre, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Irish Arts Centre, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Dance Limerick, Dance Base Edinburgh, Tribeca Performing Arts Centre, DanceNow Silo Kirkland Farm, Tanz Tendendz Munich, b12 Berlin and others. He has created and performed ten evening-length works throughout Ireland, Germany, UK and USA including,  Drenched 2012, Icarus 2013, Your Own Man/Mad Notions 2015, The Dust We Raised 2017, Carnivore 2019 and Villains 2019. Most recently Luke’s 2021 work Volcano premiered at the Galway International Arts Festival going on to win four Irish Times Theatre Awards including Best Production, Best Movement, Best Lighting and Best Set Design with further nominations for Best Sound, Best Ensemble and Best New Play.


“An intense, thought provoking and exhilarating experience … Original, complex and skilful” The Irish Times on Volcano


Attic Projects is supported by Arts Grant Funding from The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Prometheus is created with support from Dance Cork Firkin Crane, Cork City Council, Shawbrook Residential

Dublin Dance Festival is proudly supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council.

Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council.


Please note this show has a limited capacity.

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