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.
Chunky Move is at the forefront of Australian contemporary dance practice creating genre defying works that have captivated audiences worldwide. Artists and audiences are at the heart of our company, expressed in our dense program of major works, commissions, residencies, workshops and public classes. In 2020, the company celebrated our milestone 25th anniversary and we’re proud to build upon the company’s illustrious legacy by continuing to make innovative and vibrant contributions to the cultural landscape of Australia.
Chunky Move are proud to play a seminal role within the local dance sector and are deeply commitment to championing activation, collaboration, fearless experimentation, and leadership.
This year the company will premiere Yung Lung, a new work by Artistic Director, Antony Hamilton and continue development for Rewards for the Tribe, a collaboration with Restless Dance Theatre. This is in addition to our ongoing sector support activities including Activators, Choreographer In Residence, Choreolab, the Victorian Regional Artist Residency and our in-house studio residency programs Maximised and Minimax.
A donation of any size would be immensely appreciated and will go directly to supporting our ambitious programs and the vitality of Australian dance.
If you would like to discuss your donation please don’t hesitate to contact Executive Director, Kristy Ayre at firstname.lastname@example.org
A note from Artistic Director Antony Hamilton
Chunky Move champions the spirit of artistic adventure. We believe imagination and creativity will always be the most important tools in the continued journey of humanity. Art is the universal language that connects us to each other’s dreams, ideas and perspectives. Its pathos gives us empathy and its directness, astonishment. Art gives us the chance to imagine a future that we want to be a part of by holding a mirror up to the present, and ourselves within it. Chunky Move’s works reflect on the future as well as the endlessly complex and sometimes overwhelming contemporary experience. The collaborators we connect with always teach us something about this world, and often something we could never have learnt on our own. This reflection and learning is at the heart of our work. New experiences that are shared can give us a great appreciation for what brings us together in a complicated world where we can often feel disconnected. We invite you to connect with us in defiance of the disconnect that troubles us. We invite you to come on the artistic adventure of Chunky Move, to support an ambitious venture that places dance amongst the greatest virtues of our extraordinary global culture. By donating to the company you become part of our community and you become a collaborator to our vision. You can imagine and create the future you want to see, with the reverie of dance playing its pivotal role. What kind of future will we make together?
Thank you to our valued Chunky Move donors: Michael Agar, Kristy Ayre, Wendy Batchelor, Megan Bonny, Min Li Chong, Sarah Cooper, Jason Craig, Caroline Farmer, Bruce Griffiths, Lucy Guerin, David Geoffrey Hall, Ken Hamilton, Rose Hiscock, Rosemary Forbes and Ian Hocking, Cameron Lewis, Anne Myers, Gideon Obarzanek, Leigh O’Neill, Margaret Parker, Nelson Estrella and Phillip Rounsevell, Ann Tonks, Rosemary Walls, Sue Westwood, Barbara Roux, Sue Morgan, Jenny Kinder, Claire Wilcock, Padraig Donnelly Frankie Snowdon, Susan Hughes, Dale Howard, Laura Summers, Yvette Tancheff, Kate Steele, Harry Kestin, Zaiga Finnis, Sean Jameson, Carmen Abaffy, and Joanne White.
Chunky Move would like to thank the following partners for their ongoing support:
2021 Project Partners