Posted on January 28, 2011
Gideon Obarzanek, founder and director of Australian dance company Chunky Move, will step down in 2011 to pursue freelance projects.
For 2011, Obarzanek will continue to work on touring productions, handing over to a new artistic director at the beginning of 2012. He said: “Dance has been such an inspiring art for for me and it is my hope that Chunky Move continues to reinvent and push the boundaries of what dance can be within our ever-evolving contemporary culture.”
Founded in 1995, Chunky Move is now Victoria’s flagship dance company, with an international profile and frequent performances overseas. Last year, the company appeared at the Luminato Festival in Toronto and at the Venice Biennale, and will perform in New York, the Middle East, Korea and Barcelona this year. The post of artistic director will be advertised shortly.