Gideon O to step down as AD of Chunky Move

After fifteen years as Artistic Director and CEO of leading Australian and world-renowned dance company, Chunky Move, Gideon Obarzanek has announced that he will be stepping down at the end of 2011 to pursue other freelance opportunities in dance and other art forms. While he will continue to work on touring productions in an associate director capacity the following year, he will hand over to a new Artistic Director and CEO at the beginning of 2012.

Gideon Obarzanek, Artistic Director says, “Chunky Move has literally been the greater part of my adult life. The organisation has allowed me extraordinary creative flexibility on so many different, unique and exciting projects with an array of inspiring artists. So now, having considered my future departure, it feels as though I will be strangely uncoupling from a significant part of myself. I do however want to realise some future ideas and adventures independently and it is time for me to create that opportunity. Dance has been such an inspiring art form for me and it is my hope that Chunky Move continues to reinvent and push the boundaries of what dance can be within our ever-evolving contemporary culture.”