About Luke Brown
Luke Brown is a dance artist, choreographer and teacher, based in the UK. He began his early dance training in Hampshire with Fuzzylogic Male Youth Dance Company. Luke graduated from London Studio Centre with a BA Hons Theatre Dance Degree in 2012, having performed with Intoto Dance Company under the direction of Sue Booker.
Since 2014, Luke has been in the process of developing his own creative practice. At the heart of his work is a fascination with how humans socially interact through the subtleties of physical contact, body language and spoken word. His work is theatrically evocative and emotionally charged. His choreographic language is delicate, intricate and effortless.
With the support of South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell, Luke co-produced an evening of work entitled Humanity in April 2014. He choreographed two works for this production: the intimate, autobiographical solo 11:11 and the quirky, disturbing quartet Second Self. Both works have taken on second lives through subsequent performances, including at C-12 Dance Theatre’s Emerge Festival, at Hidden Door Festival in Edinburgh and as part of the Dancing Economies conference held at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Luke launched his company LUKE BROWN DANCE in 2014. His current Double Bill features Second Self and Princess, a tongue-in-cheek look at fairy-tale romance. The latter was developed with the support of Arts Council England. Luke has a wealth of experience facilitating rewarding and engaging education work with youth dance companies and in schools, vocational colleges and higher education. LUKE BROWN DANCE is committed to the sustainability of contemporary dance; working closely with a multitude of communities to engage new and existing audiences, not only with his work, but with the art form as a whole.
Luke is supported by two National Portfolio Organisations: Swindon Dance and The Point, Eastleigh where he is also an associate artist. Luke is also an associate at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell, which helped to kick-start his choreographic career in January 2014.
As a performer, Luke has worked with internationally acclaimed choreographer Ben Wright’s bgroup and on English National Opera’s production of Phillip Glass’s The Perfect American, directed by Phelim McDermot. He has also performed with Irish company Junk Ensemble in Megan Kennedy’s site specific work Marble and Bread, and with GlassHouse, Adaire to Dance and ZoieLogic Dance Theatre.
In 2015, Luke co-produced Pitch. a choreographic platform for emerging dance artists, in collaboration with Ashley Hind and Ellie James of 80collective. Part of Luke’s ethos is to provide opportunities for dance artists to share work in a supportive and encouraging environment, fundamental for the growth of today’s dance ecology. Pitch. 2015 provided five companies with a platform to present their work. In 2016, Pitch. will be happening not once, but twice.