George’s works EROTIC DANCE (2016), BUNNY (2016), NOT ABOUT FACE (2013), NOW NOW NOW (2010) and LIFESIZE (2008) have been performed extensively across Australia (Dance Massive, Dancehouse, Arts House, AsiaTOPA, Festival of Live Art, Next Wave, PICA, Artrage, Campbeltown Arts Centre, OzAsia) and internationally in Paris (Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis / Théâtre Le Colombier, and Théâtre de Vanves / Festival Artdanthé), Marseille (Komm'n'act / Festival Parallèle), Toulouse (Théâtre Garonne / Festival In Extremis), Berlin (Dock 11), Düsseldorf (Internationale Tanzmesse), Bergen (BIT Teatergarasjen / Festivals Oktoberdans and Meteor), Sandnes (Sandnes Kulturhus), Hammerfest (DanceFestival Barents), Groningen (Noorderzon Festival), Tokyo (Kagurazaka Die Pratze), Yokohama (TPAM Yokohama / BankArt), Beppu (Beppu Project), Singapore (The Substation), Portland (Portland Institute of Contemporary Art / Time Based Art Festival) and New York City (Abrons Arts Centre, Movement Research and The Chocolate Factory Theatre).


A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (B.A. 1999), George was recipient of Melbourne Fringe Awards (1999, 2013), Asialink Residency (2005), Russell Page Fellowship (2007), Greenroom Award for Best Male Dancer (2011), and commissions: Sydney Opera House (2006), The Keir Foundation (2008), Lucy Guerin Inc (2010), Phantom Limbs (2013), The Chocolate Factory Theatre (N.Y.C. 2014), Phillip Adams Balletlab (2015), Campbelltown Arts Centre (2016) and the Keir Choreographic Award (2018). He has received numerous grant support from Creative Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts, as well as philanthropic support from Besen, Ian Potter, Keir and PlayKing Foundations. 


George's artistic history ranges from socially engaged practices, to contemporary dance works, to collaborating across art forms. He was Co-Artistic Director with Bec Reid of Stompin Youth Dance Company in Tasmania 2002-2008 (the same company in which he first encountered dance at the age of 15), during which he directed and choreographed numerous new works with hundreds of young performers and presented work in Ten Days on the Island festival and Arts House. 


George has collaborated and performed in numerous dance works by acclaimed Australian choreographers: Gideon Obarzanek/Chunky Move, Phillip Adams BalletLab, Jo Lloyd, Stephanie Lake, Lucy Guerin, Shelley Lasica. Europe: Frances d’Ath (Berlin), Field Works (Brussels). Asia: ITOH Kim (Tokyo). United States: Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, Jack Ferver, K.J. Holmes, luciana achugar, Melinda Ring, Neal Medlyn, and Deborah Hay (solo commissioning project).


George collaborates across disciplines of theatre, music, film, TV, visual and live art. He has worked with acclaimed Australian theatre companies and directors: Malthouse/Michael Kantor, Arena/Rose Myers and Back to Back/Bruce Gladwin, Nicola Gunn, and David Woods. As well as film/TV director Tony Ayres, film/visual artist Amos Gebhardt, and visual/performance artist Hermann Nitsch (Vienna). He was the opening act for Swedish electronic music duo The Knife on their “Shaking The Habitual” shows in California where he led stadium packed audiences of thousands through a “DEEP Aerobics” participatory workout (created by Miguel Gutierrez). George has made performance for Melbourne queer club nights  TROUGH, JOHN, MAXFREAK and BARBA. Together with Brooke Stamp co-curated “First Run” hosted by Lucy Guerin Inc, a night of dialogue around new dances in development (2009-2013). George has provided mentoring, dramaturgy, classes and workshops for many young dance artists in Australia and internationally.

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Raised in Tasmania and based in Melbourne, Luke George creates new choreographic work borne out of experimental processes with collaborating artists. George takes daring and at times, unorthodox methods, to explore new intimacies and connections between audience and performers. He wishes to offer a space of creative rupture to provoke thought and action around how we can be in the world and be with each other. George’s work is based in a long-term research into ‘relational performance practice’ that is rooted in the choreographic, and engages with other art forms. Under 'Luke George and Collaborators', he creates and performs work locally and internationally/culturally through residencies, collaborations and performances.

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