ABOUT DEIRDRE MURPHY
Deirdre Murphy (writer, composer, choreographer, designer) is the creator of Capitalism: The Musical. Deirdre is a performing artist based in Dublin. Originally from Alaska, she trained extensively in dance, theatre, and vocal work before coming to Ireland in 2005. She is interested in making life more accommodating, grounding, and stimulating. She does this by performing, writing music, singing, making theatre, dancing, teaching yoga, dance, and acroyoga, training circus, throwing parties, raising children, knitting, cooking, and standing on her hands.
ABOUT MICKAEL ‘MARSO’ RIVIERE
Born in France, Mickael Marso Riviere is an award winning choreographer. In the last 19 years he has established himself as a major force in both the contemporary dance, and Breakin’ (Breakdance) worlds, producing events and touring original works in the UK and abroad.
Founder of Company Decalage, Bboy’s Attic and Marso Riviere IMG Photography, he’s an active member of leading Breakin’ Crews MDK and The Bronx Boys 1975, judging, competing and promoting Hip Hop Culture internationally.
Recent productions include T-Break for Birmingham International Dance Festival, Matches with Guy Nader and Hokiri for Carlos Acosta’s Company “Acosta Danza” which premiered in Havana (Dec 2016). For Birmingham Hippodrome he produced B-Side Hip Hop Festival and Experimental dance concept event KRE8! (2016-2018). He co-directed and featured in the Hippodrome Creative’s Dance on Screen commission X-Ray The Unknown Quantity by Hugh Turvey. Marso also appeared in Vogue’s 100 years’ Edition for Hussein Chalayan’s Gravity Fatigue choreographed by Damien Jalet. He was shortlisted (as choreographer) for the Kevin Spacey’s artist of choice award in 2016 and guest lectures for leading institutions such as Rambert School and The Place in London.
Marso is the 2018/2019 Choreographer in Residence for the Royal Academy of Dance’s Step into Dance programme.