Luke George is a dance artist whose work as a performer, choreographer and collaborator has taken him throughout Australia, North America, Europe and Asia. He is best known for his work performing with Phillip Adams BalletLab, Jo Lloyd and Gideon Obarzanek/Chunky Move, as well as with artists Stephanie Lake, Frances d’Ath, Shelley Lasica, Jerril Rechter, ITOH Kim (Tokyo) and Deborah Hay (solo performance project). In 2007 Luke first met and worked with Miguel Gutierrez and he is ecstatic to continue working together. Luke was recently honoured with a Greenroom Award for Best Male Dancer in 2011. Luke's own choreographic highlights include NOW NOW NOW, LIFESIZE and HOME, all of which were presented by major Australian venues and festivals. NOW NOW NOW toured to Norway and the Netherlands in 2012. In NYC, Luke has performed short works in curated programs at Abrons Arts Center, AUNTS and Movement Research at Judson Church. Luke was artistic director of Tasmanian youth dance company Stompin from 2002 to 2008. He has collaborated on projects with acclaimed theatre companies such as Malthouse, Arena and Back to Back and with film/TV director Tony Ayres. Luke has received several commissions including with Sydney Opera House and Lucy Guerin Inc;and has been recipient of a Melbourne Festival Choice Award (1999), an Asialink Performing Arts Residency to Tokyo (2005) and the Russell Page Fellowship for Contemporary Dance (2007). He is currently resident performance maker for a Melbourne gay club nights JOHN/TROUGHFAGGOTPARTY, and with Brooke Stamp co-facilitates FIRST RUN hosted by Lucy Guerin Inc. lukegeorge.net
Luke performed in Phillip Adams' Brindabella, for which Miguel created a section. He also performs in And lose the name of action.
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