Luke Birch

Class Description | ID Online | 26 - 29 May 2020

These four days will be conducted live over zoom. I will aim to use this medium as a way to connect to the collective whole, all moving together at the same time, if not in the same place. The first hour and a quarter will be a way to come together, mobilise and awaken the physical self using varying combinations of experiential anatomy, improvisation and set phrase work. The last part of class will aim to reflect on the poetics of this time and experience where we can explore creative tasks, scores, imagery, music and conversations.


Luke began training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance & completed his BA degree at Laban in 2008. In 2009 he joined postgraduate dance company Edge at The Place.
Professionally he has performed in the UK and internationally for Flexer & Sandiland, Dybwik Dans (Norway), Charles Linehan, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Rosemary Lee, Punchdrunk, Florence Peake, Rahel Vonmoos & Janine Harrington. He has also performed on visual art/gallery-based projects with Pablo Bronstein, Martin Creed, Aya Kobayashi, Florence Peake & Nicola Conibere at Tate Modern, Tate Britain & The Hayward Gallery. Luke has taught for Greenwich Dance, Big Dance, The Place, Circus Space, Independent Dance, Laban, Surrey University, London Studio Centre, Salzburg Academy of Experimental Dance including teaching company class to Shobana Jeyasingh, Flexer & Sandiland & Candoco. His choreographic work has been shown at Canterbury Festival, Siobhan Davies Studios, Trinity-Laban, Sadler’s Wells (Damn Fine Dance at Elixir Festival), The Place, Ivy Arts Centre, Move it 2016 & Arts Depot. In 2020 his solo 'Likeness' was performed at The Place.