Learning Curve VII will provide an opportunity for artists to engage with Luke's practice, empowering them to find their strength as a performer and provide a reference point for reflection upon their own practice. The Voice Body Text practice provides an opportunity for artists to develop the level of self awareness needed to realise their potential as a performer. It does this through a series of tasks that quieten the 'problem solving, yes/no, right wrong' chatter that accompanies us as we move and focuses the mind on fundamental questions that help develop a connected state.

Participants don't need to have any particular gift with voice or text, though it will be important to have an interest in sound and voice and a will to investigate this interest.

Learning Curve has been set up as an initiative to support the development and broaden the experience of emerging artists, however dancers of all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.

Dates / Times
Week 1 - Mon 4, Wed 6, Fri 8 April 9am - 1pm
Week 2  - Mon 11, Wed 13, Fri 15 April 9am - 1pm
Week 3  - Mon 18, Tues 19, Wed 20 April 9am - 1pm

Participation is by application and free of charge. Participants will need to be a Dancehouse member or become one.

Please Download Application Form HERE (Word Document) and email the completed application form and 1 page biography to by 5pm Tuesday 8 March, 2011.

LUKE HOCKLEY originally trained in trampoline sports, for which he competed in the Australian team in 1991. Luke graduated from Deakin University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Education in Dance and Drama. Since 1996 he has worked as an artist performing and creating work both in Australia and overseas.

Luke has created work for or performed with Danceworks, Expressions Dance Company, Buzz Dance Theatre, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Dancehouse and Kage physical theatre. In 1999 he was awarded a fellowship at the Choreographic Centre in Canberra, in 2000 he was the Australian representative at the World Dance Alliance - Young Asia Pacific Choreographers workshop in Taiwan, hosted by Cloudgate Dance Theatre. His work has been funded by both state and federal agencies (Arts Victoria, The Australia Council for the Arts, Arts WA).

Luke's choreography has been nominated for a Greenroom Award (Freefall - Danceworks 1997). He was a Greenroom Award recipient (Best ensemble - 2007) for his role as Matthew in Kage Physical Theatres work Headlock which performed in Melbourne (the Malthouse 2006), Adelaide (Festival Theatre - 2008) and Sydney (The Sydney Opera House 2008).

In 2005 Luke went into a creative/business partnership with Sarah Rudledge. Together they believe creative skill is of great value to the broader community and business world. Their first - and most successful project to date is Midnightsky - a communication consultancy.

For more information email or call 9347 2860

Head shot of Luke Hockley by Albert Comper