Luke Smiles

A founding member of Chunky Move, Luke started his training at the Miranda Kalgovas Ballet School, later completing a Bachelor of Dance at the V.C.A. He has performed in 'Fast Idol/Spectre In The Covert Memory', 'Bonehead', 'Wet', 'fleshmeet', 'Bodyparts' and 'Live Acts' for Chunky Move, and Vis-´-vis Dance Canberra, One Extra Dance Company, Meryl Tankard's Australian Dance Theatre and Thwack.Luke splits his time between dancing and composing electronic music under the name of Motion Laboratories. Luke's sound work for Chunky Move includes the composition for 'C.O.R.R.U.P.T.E.D. 2.' and the composition/sound design for 'All The Better To Eat You With'. In collaboration with Byron Perry (Blufunk), he composed 'Punctuated Equilibrium' and is working on a soundtrack for a joint development project. Additional projects include Nederlands Dans Theatre 1, Making Chunky Move CD Rom, and Chunky Move's 'Live Acts'. In 2000, Luke composed the soundtrack for a short film by choreographer Brett Daffy and his sonic performance/installation for the Next Wave Festival.