In residence Jan 22 - 27 and Nov 5 - 18 2018
Having access to the LWDance Hub, especially in the nascent stages of a work is an incredible gift; every moment of the day is an opportunity to get work done, even when you’re not actually working at all in an apparent way.... For that kind of sustained focus and to keep the level of engagement so high on an unconscious level as well as a conscious level requires the support of something like the AIR program. These residencies have been instrumental in fleshing out the early ideas of my next large work in 2019.
Lewis Major is an award-winning choreographer originally from the deep south of regional South Australia. After growing up on a farm shearing sheep and driving tractors, he finds it somewhat ironic to now be working in the most maligned and misunderstood sector of the arts industry: Contemporary Dance. He is the only dance artist he’s ever heard of who can shear a sheep and has travelled to all three axis-of-evil countries. His formative dance training was at the Terry Simpson Studios in Adelaide and then at the New Zealand School of Dance.
As a performer and dance maker, he has worked with and alongside Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant, Shaun Parker, Hans van Den Broeck/Cie Soit/Les Ballets C de la B and was a founding member of Aakash Odedra Company. With an extensive back catalogue of award winning works he has choreographed, Lewis has created and staged his own work on six continents.