Luke Jessop

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LUKE JESSOP

Riding the Curve

Class:

This workshop concentrates very pragmatically on using our body as one in a very physical relationship with the floor. Concentrating on opening up options for ourselves to enter the floor in a variety of ways, exploring the use of the back, arms and shoulders as platforms to both receive the ground and launch off for some air-time. Creating structures and curves with the body to enable creative-acrobatics, flowing in and out of the floor. We will seek to take advantage of gravity to 'ride the curve' down into the floor and use this energy to come back out, using less effort, less muscle, leaving more energy and power. Overall we seek to take away the restrictions of moving in a low level or flying high.

Bio:

Luke trained in the UK at the University of Bedfordshire and then went on to work with UK based companies 2Faced Dance (In The Dust) and Southpaw Dance Company (Carousel). In 2012 Luke moved to Brussels to work with Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus, creating and performing in the works; 'booty Looting', 'Talk to the Demon', 'Spiritual Unity', 'FEAR NOT' and 'In Spite of Wishing and Wanting' (Revival). In 2018, Luke founded Ion Tribe, a dance theatre company with a focus on promoting scientific literacy through artistic productions. In 2021, Luke joined Akram Khan Company for the work 'Outwitting The Devil'. As of 2017 Luke is the artistic director of the movement festival, ConnectLAB, held each year in Brussels. When he is not creating, performing, or teaching he is studying for his Bachelor's degree in biology.