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What is the intent of the dance? Complexity of belonging

Exploration of identity in the age of social media, peering into the lives or 9 different individuals with different contexts of nationality, gender, sexuality and history that collide and causes struggle with "how and where do I belong?"


Who is the founder of Chunky Move. What year?

Artistic Director: Gideon Obarzanek in 1995


Who is the current artistic director at chunky move?

Anouk Van Dijk


Are the dancers part time or full time at chunky move

They are contracted part time dancers.


Name 4 other works and their years by chunky move

1. Depth of Field - 2015
2. L U C I D - 2016
3. 247 Days - 2013
4. Rule Of Thirds - 2016


4 dot points about Anouk Van Dijk

- Created counter technique
o What is ‘counter technique’: It is a movement system to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action
- Was lead soloist for Rotterdam dance academy 10 years after graduating from the same academy.
- Dedicated herself to make work that provided insight to human existence and facets of experience, specific to Australia.
- Focuses on the forces (site-specific) associated with dance; that being, political, social and cultural heritage and does heavy research into producing.


What is Chunky Move's aim?

Progressive company that strives to constantly redefine contemporary Dance within the ‘ever-changing’ Australian Culture.


What is Chunky Move's vision?

The company encourages initiative and full support of the artistic visions of the company: “To investigate the multifaceted possibilities of the body and its relationship to place.”


1 sentence of the intent of L U C I D

We constantly change our image and self in response to experiences around us. How do we define ourselves in a ‘hyperconscious world’.


1 sentence of the intent of Depth of Field

The change of light over an hour is a movement in time. A chance meeting in the street switches our focus in a blink. We experience these phase shifts every day, but they pass by without lasting notice.


1 sentence of the intent of 247 Days

An exposition of what we most passionately love, fear, desire and hate and their coexistence.


1 sentence of the intent of Rule of Thirds

Perseverance, audacity and the ongoing desire to reinvent ourselves.


1 sentence of the intent of Complexity of Belonging

Complexity of Belonging: Exploration for identity through 9 different individuals who struggle to belong in foreign environments both physically and mentally, living in a hyper-connected era of technology.