Ion Tribe | Luke Jessop
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Ion Tribe


Luke Jessop

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.

Also in 2012, upon arriving in Brussels and meeting his long time friend, Ricardo Ambrózio, Luke came across the north-eastern Brazillian dance - Forró. At first hestitant with this new culture, he soon fell for the sweet yet dynamic style. Between learning from teachers in Europe and travelling to Brazil to train, Luke continues to merge Forró into his movement.

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 dominant his spare time. Although not an extremely keen student in school, Luke's appreciation has grown immmensely over the past years and is now attempting to incorporate the advocation of science within his work. Attempting to inspire a new generation of thinkers as those before him such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Brian Cox and Carl Sagan have inspired him.

Luke wishes to continually push his boundaries and so is currently pursuing a more formal academic career. Hopefully commencing his Phd this year, returning to the University of Bedfordshire, as part of a larger scale research project.
Ion Tribe
The decision was made to found Ion Tribe both as a vehicle for the creative works and projects of Luke Jessop, however also to inspire and empower a new generation of creative thinkers, in an effort to bring both science and scientific thinking into a more present position in people's everyday lives.

There will never be an end to science. From each step that is taken, each new segment of knoweledge added to the vast library of human achievement, a new path or a new opportunity for new knowledge is always created. Each day, people across the world are working to discover life's mysteries in an effort to explain the world around us, and it is the intention of Ion Tribe to present these exciting ideas/theories/discoveries to a wider audience and especially to those who are not normally suscepted to real and honest scientific theory.