Luigi is a Melbourne based performer who is thrilled to be joining Tasdance for its Affinity season. A graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance, Luigi previously trained at Brent Street, Sydney. Earlier this year, Luigi worked with Chunky Move as assistant to director, Anouk Van Dijk, and performed in Depth of Field. Luigi received a grant from Dancehouse that allowed him to him develop his improvisation practice and a short work, titled Boiling Point. In 2014, Luigi toured nationally with Footnote New Zealand Dance, performing works by Craig Bary, Sarah Foster-Sproull, Lyne Pringle, Otto Ramstad and Olive Bieringa (Body Cartography Project). He led workshops nation wide on contemporary dance technique, composition and repertory from productions. Luigi has worked in Portugal as the choreographic collaborator for Teorema, a theatre work directed by John Romão that continues to tour in Europe. In 2011 he performed with the Royal New Zealand Ballet in the internationally acclaimed World Of Wearable Art Awards Show under the direction of Malia Johnston. Luigi is proud to have been awarded a 2014 ArtStart Grant by the Australia Council for the Arts. This fostered research with European based artists including Meg Stuart (Damaged Goods), Damien Jalet, João Fiadeiro and Thomas Hauert.