Alexis Luke

After moving from Yorketown, situated on Narangga land, to begin his training at Flinders University Drama Centre in 2015 (graduating with Honours in 2018), Alexis developed a keen interest in physical and devised theatre.

As of 2019, Alexis has become one of the first members of Restless Dance Theatre’s Company Dancers, allowing him to work and train with practitioners such as Michelle Ryan, Larissa McGowan, and Antony Hamilton. Previously, in 2016, he joined Restless in participating in an artist residency with UK company Frantic Assemble.

Alexis’ work with Restless has included performing in their two-time Helpmann Award-nominated production Intimate Space as part of the 2017 Adelaide Festival and the 2018 Bleach* Festival in Queensland. He also toured with the company to South Korea to perform in Intimate Space as part of the Seoul Street Arts Festival 2019. He performed in Creating The Spectacle (Sue Austin & Restless Dance Theatre, 2018 Adelaide Film festival), Seeing Through Darkness at the Art Gallery of South Australia (2019), Guttered for Adelaide Festival 2021, and Ecoute Pour Voir/Listen to See for DreamBIG Festival 2021.

Alexis performed as a dancer in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony, and in 2019, he performed in Foolz: The Imperturbable Logic of the Fool, devised and directed by French artist Zabou Breitman in collaboration with Flinders University.

In June 2019, Alexis and Kathryn Adams launched AlleyKat Collective, an artistic partnership that devises new physical theatre on Kaurna land in South Australia, with hopes to create open conversation regarding topics relevant to adolescents and young adults. Their first project will explore the complex and ever-shifting relationship to hope with regard to mental health. Alexis is currently training and collaborating on an independent project with UK- artist-academic Jane Arnfield (Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University).


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