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  1. Learn Company repertoire from Chunky Move dancers!

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    We are excited to announce the launch of our inaugural Company Series. This series is designed for dancers at an intermediate level, who would like to learn Company repertoire from the experienced dancers who premiered in and have toured extensively with the works. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain insight into Chunky Move’s contemporary choreographic practice and learn from professional dancers who are working in the industry. Book into individual sessions, or all four to receive a special discount.

    Repertoire will be taught by Company dancers and teachers, Lauren LangloisNiharika Senapati and Tara Jade Samaya.

    Saturday Company Series with teacher Lauren Langlois
    Date: 21 October
    Time: 12 –1:30pm @ Chunky Move Studios, Southbank
    Price: $22

    Saturday Company Series with teacher Tara Jade Samaya
    Date: 28 October
    Time: 12 –1:30pm @ Chunky Move Studios, Southbank
    Price: $22

    Saturday Company Series with teacher Niharika Senapati
    Date: 4 November
    Time: 12 –1:30pm @ Chunky Move Studios, Southbank
    Price: $22

    Saturday Company Series with teacher Tara Jade Samaya
    Date: 11 November
    Time: 12 –1:30pm @ Chunky Move Studios, Southbank
    Price: $22

    Alternatively, book into all four sessions for $80!


  2. $25 Early Bird Offer – REDSHIFT

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    This year, to celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary and our commitment to supporting a vibrant dance sector, were excited to present the world premiere of REDSHIFT, a new work by one of Australia’s most exciting young makers, James Batchelor.

    In cosmology, redshift is a way of describing our relative distance to an object in space. REDSHIFT proposes a universal perspective and extends our attention beyond the immediate source of the body to cosmological shifts in space and time. REDSHIFT is science as performance, conducted in movement. With this work, James Batchelor wants to inspire curiosity and invites you to think about dance as a conversation, a collaboration and exchange with other discipline and communities. REDSHIFT is your opportunity to discover James Batchelor’s magnetic movement style and experience his refined practice at the intersection of dance and visual arts.

    We’re pleased to offer you an exclusive discount on tickets to the first few performances of REDSHIFT.
    There’s only a limited amount of tickets available at this price, so be quick and book now!


    Offer valid for the following performances until sold out:
    Thursday 23 November (Preview) - Limited allocation
    Saturday 25 November - Limited allocation
    Tuesday 28 November - Limited allocation
    Wednesday 29 November (Post show Q&A) - Limited allocation

    *Plus $1.24 booking fee. 


  3. Exclusive Movie Invitation – Preview THE DANCER with Chunky Move

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    We’re very excited to invite you to a free preview screening of The Dancer at Palace Kino Cinemas. A 2016 Cannes Offical Selection, The Dancer (M) is inspired by the true story Loïe Fuller and Isadora Duncan, two rival pioneers of modern dance in late 19th-century Paris.

    Complimentary Chunky Move preview: THE DANCER
    Wednesday 27 September, 6.30pm
    Palace Kino Cinemas, 45 Collins St, Melbourne

    Limited seats – bookings essential

    About THE DANCER

    Nothing in her background destined Loïe Fuller (Soko), born in the American Midwest, to become the toast of the Belle Epoque cabarets – or to perform at the Paris Opera. Hidden behind metres of silk, her arms extended by long wooden rods, the athletic Fuller enthralled her audiences with her revolutionary “Serpentine” dance. Dazzling the capital, she became an icon, the blazing symbol of a generation. But her meeting with Isadora Duncan (Lily-Rose Depp),a beautiful young prodigy hungry for glory, threatened everything: her stature, her confidence and her sanity.

    The Australian premiere season of The Dancer commences September 28 at Palace and other selected independent cinemas.

    To watch the trailer, click here.

  4. EOIs – Next Move & Artistic Associate 2018

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    In 2018, Chunky Move will commission an artist to create a new full-length work for the Next Move program. The work will be presented over a two-week season in the second half of the year at the Chunky Move Studios. We are now calling for expressions of interest and invite Australian dance makers with at least 5 years of professional practice to apply.

    For further information, download the information pack.
    Expressions of Interest are due no later than midnight on Friday 13 October 2017. 



    With the generous support of the Besen Family Foundation, Chunky Move is offering a paid, part-time residency starting in the first half of 2018 that will provide an Artistic Associate the opportunity to gain experience and skills to prepare them for future artistic leadership roles. The Artistic Associate will be offered:
    - Access to studio space during the residency to work on personal choreographic research;
    - Mentorship by the Artistic Director, Executive Director and other staff to support and help develop artistic leadership, producing and general management skills.
    - A salary of $50,000 pro rata based on a part-time contract.

    The successful applicant must be able to commit to starting the residency in the first half of 2018 (exact dates and scheduling to be negotiated).

    Click HERE to download the information pack.
    Expressions of Interest are due no later than midnight on Friday 6 October 2017.