Linda Luke: Workshop, Exhibition & Performances

July 2019

LINDA LUKE has been a performer and choreographer for the past 20 years. Her performances have been presented at Dancehouse (Vic), Melbourne International Arts Festival, Carriageworks, Performance Space, Riverside Theatre, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, as well as internationally in USA and Malaysia. She has danced in numerous productions for Sydney based dance company De Quincey Co (since 2004) and was a performer for Victoria Hunt’s award winning production Tangi Wai: cry of water (2017). Linda teaches and directs productions for University of Wollongong’s Bachelor of Performance degree.

www.lindaluke.com.au


BodyWeather Workshop

When: Saturday July 6th 1 - 4pm & Sunday July 7th, 10 - 1pm
Where: E3 art space, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Cost: $30 + bf (10 spots)

Callout for local artists from different disciplines and abilities living in Wagga Wagga and surrounding regions

Visiting artist Linda Luke from the Illawarra region, will facilitate a workshop to share her process as a creator of performance and share some key ideas from her practice BodyWeather. Founded in Japan by world-renowned dancer Min Tanaka, BodyWeather draws from eastern and western dance and performance traditions. It enfolds and embraces multidisciplinary art-forms – such as improvisational sound and music, installation and visual arts. The underlying principals of BodyWeather draw from eastern philosophy and Japanese aesthetics.

In this workshop Linda will take participating artists through a series of activities to explore notions of perception, both inside and outside of our bodies, and ideas of how our bodies can be situated in context of the art we make.

Artists of all disciplines and diverse abilities who are interested in exploring the body are welcome. No dance training is required, just bring yourself!

Please submit an Expression of Interest or enquiry to Linda by Friday 7 June, 2019. Provide a brief statement as to why you would like to attend and a short bio about your own practice. Confirmation of placement in the workshop will be provided by June 14th. Email: lindalunaluke@gmail.com

This workshop is hosted by the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and is part of Linda as a visiting artist to the Gallery. Her video installation Double Landscape can be viewed from 22-28 July and she will present a public performance STONE, 25 – 27th July. This project has been supported by Create NSW and Wagga Wagga City Council.


PERFORMANCE IN THE GALLERY: STONE

When: Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 July, 2019
Time: 5:30pm daily (duration 45 minutes)
Where: Links Gallery, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Cost: Free event, tickets will be on 25 June.

Unfolding the earth skin. Flesh meets stone.

STONE is an intimate and atmospheric performance with a dancer, a cellist, and a mountain of river stones. Connecting to the landscape and Murrumbidgee River in Wagga Wagga, STONE is a meditation on nature and deep time exploring the symbiotic relationship between evolution, geology, rivers and humanity.

Creative Team
Linda Luke - concept, design, performer
Martin Fox - video design
Liberty Kerr - composer
Samuel Read - Stage Manager
Photo Credit: Vsevolod Vlaskine


EXHIBITION: DOUBLE LANDSCAPE

When: Tuesday 23 - Sunday 28 July, 2019
Time: 10am - 4pm, daily; 10am – 2pm Sunday (Closed Mondays)
Where: Links Gallery, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Cost: Free entry

DOUBLE LANDSCAPE is a two-screen video installation exploring notions of solitude, reverie and space. Slipping into natural environments that point to a different kind of temporal reality. Perhaps, in times of extensive solitude, inside and outside become immense. Perceived borders disintegrate – travelling deeper and deeper into a limitless world.

Co-creator and performer: Linda Luke
Co-creator and video: Martin Fox
Sound design: Michael Toisuta


STONE and DOUBLE LANDSCAPE have been supported by Create NSW, Wagga Wagga City Council and Booranga Writers Centre.