V. Luke Miller
near earth objects
Luke Miller (in collaboration with the cast)
Kena Ruiz Ransom
When we wake up brushed by panic in the dark our pupils grope for the shape of things we know. Photons loosed from slits like greyhounds at the track reveal light’s doubleness in their cast shadows that stripe a dimmed lab’s wall—particles no more—and with a wave bid all certainties goodbye. For what’s sure in a universe that dopplers away like a siren’s midnight cry? They say a flash seen from on and off a hurtling train will explain why time dilates like a perfect afternoon; predicts black holes where parallel lines will meet, whose stark horizon even starlight, bent in its tracks, can’t resist. If we can think this far, might not our eyes adjust to the dark? - Relativity for Stephen Hawking by Sarah Howe
Luke Miller, originally from Pittsburgh, studied dance at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He received a Bessie in ’09 for his performance in Dark Horse/Black Forest and is a collaborative member of ‘a canary torsi’ (Yanira Castro & Co.), Antonio Ramos & The Gangbangers, and Susan Marshall & Co. He has also performed in the work of Martha Clarke, David Dorfman, Molissa Fenley, Keely Garfield, Neil Greenberg, Taylor Mac, Fiona Marcotty, Julie Atlas Muz, Neta Pulvermacher, Stephen Petronio, Christopher Williams, Sally Silvers, and Bill Young/Colleen Thomas. Luke has curated and choreographed several performance events at Location One art gallery in SOHO and collaborates often with Quinndustry Collective infusing dance within the world of David Quinn’s fashion. Luke has restaged choreography on Netherlands Dance Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Princeton University and many other college dance programs. He co-developed and teaches curriculum for WORK, a collaborative skills workshop offered by Susan Marshall & Co., focused on composition in dance. Before teaching Composition at Marymount, Luke taught Movement for Actors at NYU’s Playwrights Horizons Theater School. He continues to teach Master Classes in performance and improvisation throughout the country. HIs choreography has been shown in New York City at WAX, Dixon Place, The Slipper Room, Joyce SOHO and various festivals throughout the region. He choreographed the Rhymes with Opera production of Rumpelstiltskin and developed movement for the short film Like Going To a Hardware store for Bread which won Best Comedy at the Toronto Indie Shorts Festival. Luke is also a certified Horticulturist and recently started a garden design business based out Brooklyn.