Ion Tribe | Luke Jessop
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Ion Tribe

Luke Jessop



Luke Jessop fell into dance at the age of fifteen, taking an academic route from school, college and then to the University of Bedfordshire on the BA (Hons) Dance and Professional Practice course. During his final year of study in 2011, he began working with 2Faced Dance Company for the creation of In The Dust. He toured with this triple-bill around UK, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Bulgaria.

Since January 2012 Luke has been working in Brussels with Última Vez / Wim Vandekeybus, creating and performing in booty Looting, Spiritual Unity and Talk to the Demon as well as performing in Oedipus/bêt noir, nieuwzwart and FEAR NOT. He is currently on tour with the latest revival of In Spite of Wishing and Wanting.

Luke is heavily involved in floor-based techniques such as B-boying and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and continually wishes to push his creativity in an effort to create and develop new movement language. He regularly teaches workshops and classes and has recently founded his own company, Ion Tribe, looking to merge dance and science.
The Classes during ConnectLAB.

During these classes at ConnectLAB, we will be working on finding the new. New angles, new holds, new techniques, new approaches. We will attempt to break pre-registered patterns and seek to merge some of the different disciplines of the week together. Seamlessly moving from one idea to the next, and so one artform to the next.

We will explore basic ideas from interesting angles as well as try new more complex actions from a simple approach. The work will be both physical and subtle as we try to broaden our range of partnering possibilites.

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