Clint Lutes – DeathByGlitter

Photo: Maurice Korbel

American choreographer Clint Lutes is teaching, performing and creating all over Europe and beyond since 2002. He initiated the choreographic platform LUCKY TRIMMER in Berlin, Germany. Recent creations include “Brother Brother” (2009) in collaboration with Tommy Noonan, “Get A Leg Up” (2010) and “A (Johnny) Caged Community (2011).

e&e COLLABORATION, 2009 – 2012

  • Management & PR for “Brother Brother”, December 2009 at Tacheles Berlin, April 2010 at Dock11 Berlin, November 2011 at Globalize Cologne, December 2011 at Cabaret Inestable Valancia, March 2012 at Dock11 Berlin, and for “Get A Leg Up”, January 2010 at DOCK11 Berlin
  • Tour assistance for presentations at pvc Freiburg (D) and Festspielhaus St. Pölten (A)
  • Consulting, translation & co-writing for public funding applications


Clint Lutes first studied Theater, then completed a BFA in Dance at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has worked with Joy Kellman, Joachim Schlömer, Maya Lipsker, Melanie Lane, Johannes Wieland, Yann Lheureux, Eun Me Ahn, Brian Brooks Moving Company and Christoph Winkler, among others.

Clint’s work has been presented in Germany, France, Spain, Greece, Austria, South Korea and the U.S.A. His current productions, “A Johnny Caged Community” and “Did You Say Something” premiered in 2011. He has created works for the Vis Motrix Company in Thessaloniki (2007), posttheater Berlin/New York/Tokyo (2008), pvc Tanz Freiburg/Heidelberg (2007, 2008, 2009) and Festspielhaus St. Pölten (2010, 2011). His current collaborators include Tommy Noonan (Brother Brother), Maurizio Grandinetti (A Johnny Caged Community) and Monica Gillette/Angelika Thiele (Did You Say Something?). He also participated in the creation of several ice skating productions for live performance and television with Katarina Witt as well as on a circus/cabaret production with the Chamäleon Theater in Berlin.

In 2006 Clint attended the danceWEB scholarship program at ImpulsTanz in Vienna where he became involved with the Sweet & Tender Collaborations. Clint was the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the LUCKY TRIMMER Tanz Performance Serie in Berlin from 2004-2010 ( and lived in Berlin from 2002 until 2011. He has also participated in THE VILLAGE and IDOCDE (International Documentation of Contemporary Dance Education).

He has taught classes (Contemporary Technique) and workshops (Solo Improvisation Performance, Physical Dance History) for Sasha Waltz & Guests, Australian Dance Theater, CCN Rillieux-la-Pape, Options Dance Festival, Le Pacifique | CDC Grenoble, CND Lyon, Stadttheaters Freiburg, Saarbrücken and Osnabrück, Suwon University, Kookmin University and the Seoul Performing Arts High School. He now resides in Grenoble, France.

Clint’s website

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