2021-27  Riding the Curve

This 5 days workshop Bringing together various influences such as; Acro-dance, B-boying, contemporary dance, and circus. Specifically, we’ll look at how we can create curves and structures with the body to flow in and out of the floor, utilising the arms, shoulders and full-back in various ways to both receive the floor and create air-time. Seeking to minimise the restrictions of working with the floor, we will take advantage of gravity and ‘ride the curve’ into the floor. This workshop focuses on finding fluidity and comfort, building on new patterns as we get increasingly more complex/advanced.

  • Monday 12 July
  • Tuesday 13 July
  • Wednesday 14 July
  • Thursday 15 July
  • Friday 16 July
  • Friday 16 July
    Informal presentation of workshops given this week
  • 15:00-18:00
  • 15:00-18:00
  • 15:00-18:00
  • 15:00-18:00
  • 15:00-18:00
  • 18:15

Price : € 210,-

Luke  Jessop:

Artistic Director / Choreographer / Performer

Hailing from Essex, England, Luke fell into dancing almost by accident. Choosing dance as a subject in school simply because the subjects he had originally chosen wouldn’t work in the timetable. As his passion grew, both for Hip Hop and Bboying, his awareness of dance as a tool for expression increased both in the studio and out. Continuing on to the University of Bedfordshire and graduating in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree, Luke then began a brief career in England, working with 2Faced Dance Company on their triple bill ‘In The Dust’.
In 2012, Luke moved to Brussels, Belgium to work with Wim Vandekeybus – Ultima Vez. Working on various productions including the creation of booty Looting, Talk to the Demon, FEAR NOT, Spiritual Unity and In Spite of Wishing and Wanting(Revival) as well performing in other productions including; Oedipus/Bêt Noir and Nieuwzwart. Luke came across the north-eastern Brazillian dance – Forró. At first hesitant with this new culture, he soon fell for the sweet yet dynamic style. And then in 2016, he began training in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu in various clubs in Belgium. He continues to incorporate these movement vocabularies into his style.

Alongside dance, Luke has constantly pursued many other passions, varying from skating, music, learning languages, however it is his passion for science that has grown to fill his spare time. 

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