from 6th to 18th August
Luke Jessop is the Artistic Director and founder of Ion Tribe. A dance company with a strong focus on improving the scientific literacy of the general public through dance theatre productions, workshops and festivals. Under Ion Tribe, Luke has created a solo-work - 'Letter to my Newborn Child' and is currently working a duet to be premiered in 2019, 'The Red Queen'. Luke trained in the UK at the University of Bedfordshire, and then went on to work with UK based companies 2Faced Dance, for the triple bill 'In The Dust' and then Southpaw Dance Company for the piece '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). Luke teaches prolifically throughout Europe with his own style of creative acrobatic dance - Riding The Curve, as well as being commissioned to create works for various schools and institutions.
Riding the curve -
Starting with a focused warm-up each day, this class concentrates on using our body as one in a very physical relationship with the floor. 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.
We will look into how we can express a scientific principle through movement. How can the body or a collection of bodies portray an idea, based in physics or biology, to the point where the idea has become clearly understood and explored? Exploring the beauty and balance of nature itself through scrupulous study and observation of our environment, and translating this into a movement structure.
Riding The Curve workshop trailer
In Spite of Wishing and Wanting (Ultima Vez) trailer