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  1. Join our Matched Funding Campaign

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    Join us as we embark on an exciting new project that investigates our personal relationship to ‘home’, our connection to everyday architecture and to the traces we leave behind.

    Our new work – INTERIOR – brings together Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk and New York based Australian artist Ian Strange to re-interpret the psychological interior of a house. INTERIOR consists of two parts: a physical and filmic research in an abandoned house in outer Melbourne suburbs and a live stage performance. Within the familiar interior of a suburban home, the dancers expose the emotional space of the house revealing its vulnerable and temporary nature. Ultimately, memory is all that remains, leaving our bodies as the only true home we have.

    This year we have been granted the Plus1 matched giving program from Creative Partnerships Australia to support the creative development of INTERIOR, which means that they will match dollar for dollar all donations received before May 19. Your $50 donation will turn into $100, $150 into $300 etc. and for those who have already contributed, your new gift will also qualify for additional matched funds. With the end-of-financial year only a couple of months away, it’s the perfect time to make a tax-deductible contribution to support a vibrant Melbourne arts scene.

    We need to raise $30,000, which will become $60,000, to bring this work to life.




    Download a paper form here and send to
    Chunky Move, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006

    For more information, contact Pauline Robert, Development Manager, on 03 9645 5188 or via email at


    Art Bites: Home: The Art of Ian Strange

    Discover the work of Ian Strange with the Art Bites series ‘Home’ on ABC. Home looks at how Ian Strange’s upbringing in the suburbs of Perth has informed his artistic practice, which looks at subverting the iconography of suburbia and home on an international scale.

    Watch the ABC series on iview here



  2. Job opportunity | Production Manager

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    Chunky Move is seeking a highly experienced Production Manager to join our small, energetic team.

    The Production Manager is responsible for leading all aspects of the Production Department, managing the technical production processes to realise the Company’s performance works, and to coordinate all logistics planning for productions going on tour. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience as a production manager for performing arts companies, with a strong background in touring. In addition we are seeking a great manager of people who loves the challenge of creative problem solving.

    Applications must address each of the key Selection Criteria, be accompanied by a CV with the contact details of two referees and be received no later than 5pm on Monday May 15, 2017. For further information call (03) 9645 5188 or email

    Download the Position Description HERE

  3. We won three Green Room Awards

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    Congratulations to all nominees and winners at  the  Green Room Awards Association. We are thrilled to have won three Green Room Awards for:

    Visual Design
    Ben Cobham for Bluebottle (Set and Lighting Design)
    Blair Hart (Video Realisation)
    and James Sandri and Pete Brundle for PDA (Video System Design) – Lucid (Chunky Move)

    Music Composition and Sound Design
    Duane Morrison – Mermermer (Jo Lloyd and Nicola Gunn for Next Move 9 presented by Chunky Move)

    Concept and Realisation
    Lucid (Chunky Move)
    See the full list of nominees and winners here
  4. 10 years of Next Move – Recipient announced

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    2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Chunky Move’s Next Move program and we are very excited to announce that independent choreographer James Batchelor has been commissioned to create a full-length work for presentation in November.

    Next Move is an unparalleled opportunity for independent dance makers to create a new work fully produced by Chunky Move. For the past ten years, Next Move commissions have brought award-winning works to national and occasionally international audiences created by unique Australian choreographic voices such as Antony Hamilton, Byron Perry, Michelle Heaven, Stephanie Lake, Atlanta Eke, Adam Wheeler, Benjamin Hancock, Paea Leach, Melanie Lane and Jo Lloyd.

    James Batchelor is a Melbourne-based performer and choreographer whose works have been presented by major festivals and venues around the world. Combining movement and visual arts, James uses performance as a tool to inspire critical thought and reflection on the contemporary world.

    James describes his mission as an artist as making work that inspires curiosity. To shift assumptions, widen awareness and create possibility. He strives to find ways that dance can be a conversation, collaboration and exchange with other disciplines and communities. His work is particular in how it responds to context, from conception to presentation; it strongly considers how a performance exists within a specific space and time.

    “I am so excited to have this opportunity to create a new work with Chunky Move. There have been so many inspiring works commissioned through the Next Move program and I am absolutely honoured to be part of this initiative that supports independent choreographers. This being the 10th year of the Next Move program, I am looking forward to working with Chunky Move and my collaborators to re-imagine what is possible. We will be working hard throughout the year on our creation and developing new ways to engage with audiences in the studio and online. Stay tuned!” James Batchelor

    This March as part of Dance Massive, James will premiere his latest work Deepspace as well as perform in ANTI—GRAVITY (Chunky Move / Malthouse Theatre for Asia TOPA and Dance Massive).

    We look forward to celebrating 10 years of Next Move with a two-week season this November in our iconic studios and cannot wait to share James’ new work with our Melbourne audiences!