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Summer Dance Workshops - Luke Birch

Four Saturdays. Four leading dance artists. For adult dancers, of all abilities!

For the first time this summer, NOCTURN brings you a range of one off weekend workshops, delivered by some of the top professional dancers from across the UK. 

Explore the vast landscape of contemporary dance from Limón to Contact work in these fun 'must try' workshops for adults. 


Course times: 10am - 1pm OR 2pm - 5pm

Please note that the morning and afternoon workshops will be the same, so you need only attend one.



Saturday 18 August – Luke Birch

Luke’s class is a dynamic release based class to energise and awaken our dancing bodies. We will then explore improvisation and choreographic tasks to play with some of his current research ideas.


£15 per workshop


Venue:  Learning Centre, Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD

SPECIAL OFFER: Book onto all four weekend workshops and receive a 20% discount. Speak to a member of our Front of House team for more information.


Luke Birch

Luke began his training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and completed his BA (Hons) at Laban in 2008. In 2009 he joined EDge dance company at The Place/LCDS. Luke has performed for H2 Dance, Yael Flexer, Nic Sandiland, Angela Praed, Charles Linehan, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Rosemary Lee (rehearsal director), Punchdrunk, Florence Peake, Rahel Vonmoos and Saffy Setohy. He has also worked on visual art projects with Pablo Bronstein, Martin Creed and Aya Kobayashi for Tate Modern and Tate Britain, and a restaging of Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A and the Mirror City exhibition at The Hayward Gallery. Luke has a passion for teaching and has taught for Greenwich Dance, The Place, Circus Space, Independent Dance, Laban, Stavangar University (Norway) and Salzburg Academy of Experimental Dance.  Luke is an Associate Lecturer at Surrey University and London Studio Centre. 

Our full Saturday summer programme

  • Saturday 21 July – Kip Johnson
  • Saturday 28 July – Sonia Rafferty
  • Saturday 11 August - Helen Parlor
  • Saturday 18 August – Luke Birch
Earlier Event: August 11
Summer Dance Workshops - Helen Parlor
Later Event: September 10
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