Chunky Move to present ‘247 Days’ in 2013

How do we view the world? How does the world view us? Chunky Move strips back the layers to explore human dynamics in a shifting Australian landscape with the world premiere of 247 Days at the Malthouse Theatre in March 2013, as part of Dance Massive festival.


Following the critically acclaimed An Act of Now, voted The Age Critics Award for best new Australian work at the 2012 Melbourne Festival, 247 Days continues Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk’s intimate and forensic exploration of the dynamics of human interaction. Do we behave as expected, or accept who we truly are? And, if we could observe ourselves in an unguarded moment, what would we see?


Working again with Composer Marcel Wierckx and Lighting Designer NiklasPajanti, 247 Days also reunites the sublimely physical An Act of Now dancers Leif Helland, Lauren Langlois, Alya Manzart, Niharika Senapati and James Pham, with the addition of Helpmann-nominated dancer Tara Soh. Plus, costumes will be designed by Shio Otani.


Having stunned audiences in the surrounds of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, van Dijk will transport her dynamic physical language to the Merlyn Theatre, exposing not only the dancers, but also the audience, to an experience that is concurrently intimate and revealing – a dance work not to be missed.


247 Days will be presented at the Malthouse Theatre on March 15-23, 2013. Tickets are priced between $30-$49. For more information, visit


Chunky Move is Victoria’s flagship contemporary dance company and one of the most innovative nationally. The company seeks to redefine what is or what can be contemporary dance within an ever-evolving Australian culture through work both diverse in form and content.