Lost Dog formed in 2004. The company's first duet, Pave up Paradise, won first prize at the Burgos International Choreography competition, second prize at the prestigious Hanover choreography competition, and was bought and toured by Phoenix Dance Theatre as part of its Stories in Red 25th anniversary mixed bill. Their second piece, The Drowner, was nominated for a Total Theatre award and won critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The company received a Bonnie Bird UK New Choreographers' Award in November 2005.
Since then Lost Dog has created three full length works, Hungry Ghosts, which toured nationally and internationally in 2007/8, The Rain Parade which was commissioned by Dance Digital and toured in 2009 and Salvage, created at the Corn Exchange in Newbury and performed at British Dance Edition and the Brighton Festival 2010.
The company has also created several shorter works, The Overhead Project performed at the Place's white Christmas season 2005 and No Idea performed at the Place's touchwood season 2007.
Lost Dog's It Needs Horses, won the Place Prize final 2011. In Autumn 2012, It Needs Horses, will tour in a double bill with the Company's newest work, Home for Broken Turns.
Co-Founder Ben Duke has also created work for Scottish Dance Theatre (The Life and Times of Girl A), and has choreographed projects for the National Theatre of Scotland (Dolls), and the Gate Theatre (Sexual Neuroses of our Parents).Ben Duke is a Work Place Artist and Associate Artist at South East Dance.