Chunky Move is located on the unceded lands of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We respectfully acknowledge the significant contributions of Australia’s First Peoples, and are committed to supporting the continuity of culture and relationship to this land.
Damian is contemporary dance performer, artist, and teacher, based in so-called-Melbourne (traditionally owned by the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin Nation).
As well as exploring the body’s potential physicality, Damian’s creative interests involve intertwining sound design with dance, performance at music events, and curation.
Damian trained at Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, the National Institute of Circus Arts, and Transit Dance. He has since toured locally and internationally, and worked professionally with several companies and independent artists including Matthew Bourne, Shaun Parker, Antony Hamilton, Adam Wheeler, Stephanie Lake, and Melanie Lane. Damian is also continuing dance and sound collaborator with Transit Dance Company.
Damian co-founded Movement Décor in 2016 (an independent performance platform & choreographic project), which has seen works come to life throughout “Melbourne’s” rich nightlife scene, several multi-day music & arts festivals, and Melbourne Fringe. Damian has been in the role of performance curator/manager at Strawberry Fields Festival (2017, ’18, ’19), and is the choreographer for the opening and closing ceremony performances at Esoteric Festival.