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PhD Candidate/Dancer/Actor/Choreographer  | Download Resume
Phone:
(+61) 0451 088 600 | Email:  lucas.marie@postgrad.curtin.edu.au

Birthplace: Perth, Western Australia
Date of Birth: 14/9/1985
Height: 170 cm / 5.9
Chest: 91 cm / 36 in
Waist: 81 cm / 32 in
Shoe: 10.0 UK / 11.0 US
Hair: Brown

PERSONAL STATEMENT

My history as a performance artist began when I was thirteen years old. I started breaking (or ‘breakdancing’ as it’s more commonly described) back in 1999. My interest then transformed into stage and screen acting, which began after moving to London in 2008. It was over in the UK that I first worked as a performance artist; dancing, acting,modelling with ‘Pro-Dance’ which is a London based agency: http://www.prodance.co.uk 

Once arriving back home in Australia I began training as a stage actor at Curtin University, completing my BA in 2012 where I majoring in Performance Studies & Anthropology. It was here at Curtin where I got to develop a range of different skills such as; performing Stage Combat with Andy Fraser, reading and performing Shakespeare with Michael McCall, using and finding ones Voice with Polly Low, constructing and performing Devised Theater with Leah Mercer, & exploring Movement using LMA (Laban Movement Analysis) with Teresa Izzard.

Since graduating I have continued to work in the creative industry, my recent works have been pieces of my own creation and a few with ‘STRUT Dance’, a Perth based contemporary dance company.

Most of my attention over the past three years has been on my PhD thesis which focuses on the world of hip hop; exploring matters relating to hip hops representation in both academic and non-academic discourses. Although my writing is anthropological in nature it covers a broad range of interdisciplinary concerns/issues, including but not limited to, discussions of embodiment, identity, ethnography, locality, ethnicity, gender and performativity.

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