Lewis Major is an award-winning choreographer and dance artist based in Australia and Europe.
Originally from the deep south of regional South Australia, he grew up on a farm shearing sheep and driving tractors. Not having set foot in a theatre until he was 15, he finds it ironic to now be working in the most maligned and misunderstood sector of the creative industries: Contemporary Dance. His work is therefore invested in the potential of choreography and performance to inform a cultural discourse of sorts, and to enable effective experiences.
As a performer and dance maker, he has worked with and alongside Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant, Shaun Parker, Aakash Odedra, Hans van Den Broeck and others. He has created and performed his own choreographies on 6 continents and is an avid traveller.
Lewis’ work is characterised by a unique approach to flow and energy, and an ongoing exploration of the relationship between theatre, movement, light, sound and technology. Lewis Major Projects was established in Sydney, 2015 to act as a vehicle for Lewis’ artistic activity and to initiate productions and collaborations.