Luke Macaronas
Support Material

This is my Body

This is my Body is a participatory queer ritual that traces the history of the Eucharist in order to uncover the erotic, subversive and sacred meanings of breaking bread and drinking flesh and blood.

Developed with the support of the Hannah Barry Memorial Award in 2022, This is My Body will premier at Testing Ground in Melbourne in February 2023.

Performer: Luke Macaronas
Writer: Sar Fegan
Project Mentor: Joel Bray
Images: Sodi Murphy-Shrives

『本物 // Real Thing 』(2022)
YPAM Fringe, Yokohama

『本物 // Real Thing 』is an experimental strip show made in collaboration with Hino Hiruko, a former showgirl and student of Hijikata Tatsumi. The performance explores the intersecting histories of butoh and burlesque, interrogating contemporary sex culture and erotic performance tradition in Japan.

Images: Jun Yokoyama

Άπειρη Στοργή | Infinite Affection
(2021- )

An ongoing intergenerational dance collaboration between first and third generation migrant dancers in Melbourne.

The first iteration was staged in March 2022 with Christos Konstantinides, a 67-year-old Greek folk dancer. Presented at Sts Constantine & Helen’s Greek Church South Yarra. With the support of the University of Melbourne Theatre Board and the Australian Cultural Fund.
Images: Sodi Murphy-Shrives

劇団解体社・Gekidan Kaitaisha
Artist in Residence (2019)

In 2019, Luke undertook at 6-month residency with the internationally acclaimed physical theatre company Gekidan Kaitaisha (“Theatre of Deconstruction”). During this residency Luke performed in Part 1 & Part 2 of Kaitaisha’s Jintai Gengo Project, and also developed the solo work 『This is not what I meant to say // こんなことを言うつもりではなかった。』

Peep Show (2020)
between here and when i tell you‘ by DLC

Presented as part of ‘between here and when I tell you’ by Dirty Laundry Collective, an online “web-stage” exploring ways of staging digital theatre during Covid-19 Pandemic. This work was supported by Union House Theatre, under the direction of Xanthe Beesley.