Luke George

Luke George was born in Tasmania and is of English, Irish, Scottish and Syrian descent. Luke’s ancestors arrived to the island in the first waves of colonisation, and have lived on the lands of the Palawa Peoples for seven generations.

A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Luke George has been creating and performing under ‘Luke George and Collaborators’ since 2007. Luke has collaborated with artists across art practices and cultures, instigating various projects, engaging di�erent artists and public across multiple platforms and communities in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide, Brisbane) and internationally; Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, China, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Norway, Finland, Netherlands, UK, Canada, USA.

A Greenroom Awarded performer and choreographer, Luke’s major works include the seminal ‘NOW NOW NOW’ (2011) and critically acclaimed ‘Bunny’, a co-creation with Daniel Kok (Singapore, 2016). He has been awarded many national and international commissions; ‘Not About Face’ for The Chocolate Factory Theater (New York City, 2014), ‘Erotic Dance’ for Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de SeineSaintDenis (Paris, 2015) and ‘Public Actions’ for the Keir Choreographic Awards (2018) and Dance Massive (2019).

All of Luke’s work has been grounded in critical cultural dialogue. For over 15 years, he has developed relationships with artists, curators and the public through intercultural exchange and collaborations: with Bec Reid co-artistic directors of Stompin Youth Dance Company (Launceston 20022008) working with hundreds of young performers in regional Tasmania to create extraordinary dance works; with Brooke Stamp co-curators ‘First Run’ (Melbourne, 2009 2013), a bi-monthly program for development and critical discourse hosted at Lucy Guerin Inc; an Asialink Performing Arts Residency with Company Nibroll (Tokyo, 2005); collaborations with choreographer Miguel Gutierrez (New York City, 20102014); and his ongoing collaboration with artist Daniel Kok (Singapore, 2014 current), which has resulted in the highly successful ‘Bunny’, a performance work that has toured to numerous cities internationally and is being presented at the Venice Biennale in 2019.

Acknowledgement of Country

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