Carrying on from the research started at Shawbrook in August 2018, Luke will be in the final weeks of rehearsals for presentatin of preview in Dublin in May and Premiere at Uillinn West Cor Arts Centre May 23/24/25. The project is titled Carnivore and is based on the Kings College London Rennaissance Skin Project. The piece is being made in collaboration with Sculptor Alex Pentek and performers Stephen Moynihan, Julie Koenig and Carlye Eckert. Over the week at Shawbrook the cast would be working with and integrating the sculptural elements and finalizing the finished hour long score for performance. This project is funded by a 2018-2019 Arts Council Arts Grant Award.
Originally from Cork City, Luke is a performer and choreographer based between Cork, New York and Brussels. Luke has danced with Ultima Vez since 2014 touring internationally in productions of In Spite of Wishing and Wanting, Booty Looting and Spiritual Unity and Punchdrunk since 2009, performing leading roles in the original casts of Sleep No More in Shanghai (‘16-‘17), New York City (’11-‘15) as well as productions of The Drowned Man in London and Sleep No More in Boston. In addition he has danced in the companies of Martha Clarke, Kate Weare, Pavel Zustiak and in projects with John Kelly, John Scott, Jonah Bokaer and Bill T Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company. Luke’s own work has been supported by various commissions, awards and residencies internationally including Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council, CultureIreland, New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, Kaatsbaan International Dance Centre, Pavilion Theatre, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Irish Arts Centre, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, DanceLimerick, DanceBase Edinburgh, Tribeca Performing Arts Centre, Bogliasco Foundation, Tanz Tendendz Munich, b12 Berlin and others. He has created and performed seven evening length works throughout Ireland, UK and USA (Drenched 2012, Icarus 2013, Your Own Man/Mad Notions 2015, On Triumph and Trauma 2016, The Dust We Raised 2017 Ex Caelo 2018 The Milkyboy Kid 2018). Luke founded Attic Projects in 2014 as an umbrella for his various independent projects in dance, film and theatre. Luke is the producer and programming director of The Catch8 Workshop Series in Cork City and is currently working toward the opening of a new dance residency centre in County Cork. Luke trained at Point Park University where he earned his BFA in Dance and English in 2009 and University of Chichester where he earned an MA in Choreography in 2017.