Courageous dance-theatre connecting people through real and imagined stories.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Formed in 2014 Luke Brown Dance was created to devise emotionally charged and accessible performances that combine dance, text, storytelling and striking set design. Luke has worked collaboratively with a wide variety of artists that include dancers, hypnotherapists, phycologists, puppeteers, musicians, photographers, actors and singers to explore autobiographical stories and characters.
The company’s first work Second Self was created in 2014 with the support of South Hill Park, The Point Eastleigh and Swindon Dance and was later redeveloped for our double bill For You I Long the Longest alongside Princess, which we toured in the South of England in 2016 and 2018. We are now developing a new work The Dandelion Child with support from ThickSkin and Arts Council England. Luke Brown Dance is a supported company with The Point and ThickSkin, and an associate company at Swindon Dance and South Hill Park.
In 2017 Luke Brown Dance launched an all-male youth dance company ORB in partnership with The Point Eastleigh, led by the companies artistic director Luke Brown.
Luke Brown Dance has experienced teachers who are working extensively in professional, education and community projects with organisations nationally and internationally.
Luke Brown is the Artistic Director of Luke Brown Dance and after completing his BA Hons in contemporary dance performance with Intoto Dance Co, he went on to perform with critically acclaimed companies such as; Frantic Assembly and English National Opera as well as; Ben Wright, Junk Ensemble and Lila Dance Company to name a few.
Luke Brown Dance is a supported company at The Point Eastleigh and an associate company at both Swindon Dance and South Hill Park where he created his touring production of ‘For You I Long the Longest’ supported by Arts Council England. Luke is currently in the research and development stages of his brand new work “The Dandelion Child” which will be touring 2019.
Luke Brown has directed and choreographed works for many companies including The Place, English National Ballet, Candoco Dance Company, Intoto Dance Company, DanceEast CAT Scheme, Auditorium Ballet Professional Danza and Forballet Italy.
Luke Brown Dance creates fearless dance-theatre that reaches a broad audience across the UK. We make connections with artists, audiences and participants through a playful and whole hearted approach to story-telling and self-discovery. Our friendly and welcoming approach enables us to encourage brave creative thinking and create meaningful relationships through dance performance and training.