Chunky Move is a VITAL cultural asset for Melbourne and beyond.

Throughout our 27-year legacy, we have enthralled, captivated and immersed audiences into new worlds. We have also launched and cultivated the careers of many of Australia’s most esteemed choreographers and dance artists.


We are CULTURAL LEADERS for dance in Australia.

Our vast breadth of work reflects the evolution of contemporary dance in Australia and continues to inform the future of our artform. Our program allows audiences to imagine and co-create alternative futures.


The arts are not self-supporting in Australia. We rely on philanthropic funding and the generosity of supporters, like you,  to survive and thrive. By supporting Chunky Move as a donor, you can be part of our legacy, breathing life into our programs, investing in the artform of contemporary dance and laying a strong foundation for our artists and community.


A donation of any size would be immensely appreciated and will go directly to supporting our ambitious programs and the vitality of Australian dance.

Supporters who give $250 or more are acknowledged as a

LEADER $5,000+
MOVER $250+

Read more about our tiered Giving Program here.

If you would like to discuss your donation or to donate by another method, please don’t hesitate to contact Development Coordinator, Elyse Cox at or (03) 9645 5188.

CHUNKY MOVE [ABN 91 080 509 799] is a registered charity and endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).

A note from Artistic Director Antony Hamilton

Now is the time to come on an exciting journey with Chunky Move. In 2022, the company returns from two years of deep reflection and growth, and we are excited to ride the current wave returning us to live performance. Equipped with a reserve of creative energy, we stand ready to deliver many astounding and thought-provoking moments in dance that will connect us all. 

Our major works and programs will enthrall audiences and engage participants in worlds that captivate and ideas that awaken the senses. This year, we deliver a total of four new Australian works including a major commission by our 2021/22 Choreographer in Residence, Joel Bray. In addition, we’ll deliver three smaller scale commissions through our Activators program.

Right now we are launching our new Giving Program, breathing life into our works and building a foundation for our artists and community long-term. The development of this program represents a maturation of the company as a cultural leader. New and existing donors have the opportunity to be part of our future historic work and the company’s illustrious 26-year legacy. We invite you into our imaginative space to stand beside us as we step into the next era of Australia’s most daring dance company.

Chunky Move champions the spirit of artistic adventure and our donors will help drive new work creation, vital sector support programs and education, through our new tiered structure of giving. Whether you want to support the creation of our genre-defying major works, the professional development of dance artists or the education of next generation dancers, you will be driving the engine of Chunky Move through the philanthropic tradition.

Our ambition can only be fulfilled by your belief in us and the generosity that is at the heart of philanthropy. Join our vision and commitment to making a bright future for Australian dance, together.

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Chunky Move acknowledges the generosity of all our supporters, and we send a special thank you to our giving program patrons for boldly championing our company values of collaboration, leadership, fearless experimentation and activation.


Phil Rounsevell & Nelson Estrella


LEADERS $5,000+

Alexandra & Lloyd Martin Family Foundation
Leigh O’Neil



Rosemary Forbes & Ian Hocking
Mark Henry
Rose Hiscock
Christopher Reed
Patrick Rundle
Rosemary Walls



Michael Agar
Min Li Chong
Padraig Donnelly
Ken Hamilton
Sean Jameson
Cameron Lewis
Gillian & Ian McDougall
Luke McKinnon
Gideon Obarzanek



Wendy Batchelor
Alex Bellemore
Nancy Black
Jeremy Blackshaw
Megan Bonny
Jill Carter
Jason Craig
Lauren Donazzan
Dennis Freeman
Bruce Griffiths
Di Jenkin
Jenny Kinder
Miles Lackmann
Robyn Lain
Tiffany Lucas
Gaye Murray
Tony Oliver
Margaret Parker
Barbara Roux
Loie Magnolia Roux
Clive Scott
Dr. Jackie Smith
Amber Stuart
Di Trewenack
Pink Watson
Sue Westwood

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Chunky Move would like to thank the following partners for their ongoing support:

Government Partners


2022 Project Partners








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