MASTERCLASS WITH BEN DUKE
Tuesday 25 May at 2pm-4pm
Photo credit Zoe Manders
Ben will lead a workshop based on Lost Dog’s process of connecting movement to narrative and storytelling. The workshop will involve physical and vocal improvisations that move from the abstract to the literal and that offer ways of establishing our connection with ourselves, each other and the audience. Open to all levels of experience.
Ben is Artistic Director and co-founder of Lost Dog. He trained at Guildford School of Acting, London Contemporary Dance School and has a degree in English Literature from Newcastle University. His work is an attempt to reconcile those three subjects.
Outside of Lost Dog Ben has also worked as a freelance choreographer and performer. Most recently he created Goat for Rambert Dance company for which he received an Olivier Award nomination. He was also a key collaborator on the Total Theatre 2019 Award winning show Knot by Nikki & JD.
He has also created work for Scottish Dance Theatre (The Life and Times of Girl A), Dance Umbrella (The Difference Engine), Phoenix Dance Theatre (Pave up Paradise), the contemporary circus company Barely Methodical Troupe (Kin), Hi Fliers (There Were Definitely Swans) and he has collaborated with composer Orlando Gough to create a dance theatre piece for stroke survivors with Rosetta Life (Stroke Odyssey).
He has choreographed for theatre projects by The National Theatre of Scotland (Dolls), the Gate Theatre, London (Sexual Neuroses of our Parents) and Handspring UK (CROW).
As a performer he has worked at the Gate Theatre (I am Falling), The National Theatre of Scotland (Dolls), and with Probe (May), Hofesh Shechtor Company (Political Mother) and Punchdrunk (Faust).
Ben is a Work Place artist, was Associate Artist at South East Dance 2012-14. In 2016 Ben won the National Dance Critics Award for Outstanding Male Performance for Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me).
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Spaces limited and pre booking essential.