Philip Connaughton

Philip Connaughton

Choreographer & Dancer

Philip Connaughton is a choreographer and performer from Dublin. He trained at the Rambert School of Contemporary Dance in London.

In 2013 he made his first piece, Mortuus Est Philippus for Dublin Dance Festival. In 2014, he formed Company Philip Connaughton and made Tardigrade which won best design in the Tiger Dublin Fringe Awards.

In 2015 he created Whack!! which toured extensively throughtout Ireland and France, was performed at MOMA NYC in September 2016. In 2017 he created Extraterrestrial Events, which previewed at Le Regard du Cygne, Paris before it’s premier at DDF 2017.

ASSISTED SOLO was made for Dublin Fringe Festival 2018. Following that Mamafesta Memorialising was created for the festival Question de Danse at Klap- maison pour la danse in Marseille before before it’s Irish premiere at Cork Opera House

Jools Gilson in Conversation with Choreographer Philip Connaughton

In Conversation

Remembering and Forgetting: embodied archive as choreographic resource in Philip Connaughton’s Assisted Solo.  This interview with Philip Connaughton discusses his recent work Assisted Solo (2018). This work inflects embodied remembering as the expert creative practice of dance, through narratives of aging and elder care, anchored in the story of Connaughton’s mother who has dementia. In one of the early sections […]