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Title Artscape: Man On The Move
Published Australia : ABC, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (27 min. 29 sec.) ; 166645735 bytes
Summary Chunky Move has been a giant on the Australian contemporary dance landscape since 1995. This film tracks the 16-year history of this seminal Melbourne-based dance company through the eyes of its founder, and outgoing Artistic Director, Gideon Obarzanek. The program follows Obarzanek and takes a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations of two major new works, Connected and Faker. Connected teams five dancers with a suspended kinetic sculpture by Californian artist Reuben Margolin. Like past Chunky Move performances Glow and Mortal Engine, Connected is a visually unique work that marries dance and technology. In Connected the dancers are seen building their performance at the same time as they construct a large wave like kinetic sculpture which attaches to their bodies with multiple strings. Faker by comparison is a self reflective solo work performed by Obarzanek himself. His first performance in 15 years, it's also the first solo work he has ever choreographed. Inspired by a real workshop that Obarzanek had with a young female dancer, Faker is essentially a show about a show that never happened. It's a work that explores doubt, tension, exploitation, notions of expertise and the failed expectations of the choreographic process. It's a compelling departing gesture from a man who has premiered over 25 new dance productions, and who has nurtured Chunky Move to become one of Australia's most successful contemporary dance exports. PRODUCTION DETAILSArtscape: Man On The Move is produced by ABC TV. Head of Arts and Entertainment: Amanda Duthie; Executive Producer Arts and Entertainment: Tarni James
Event Broadcast 2011-05-10 at 22:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Choreographers.
Chunky Move (Dance company)
Dance -- Technological innovations.
Kinetic sculpture.
Modern dance -- Study and teaching.
Obarzanek, Gideon.
Form Streaming video
Author Guerin, Lucy, contributor
Kennett, Jeff, contributor
Lake, Stephanie, contributor
Margolin, Reuben, contributor
Obarzanek, Gideon, contributor
Stewart, Garry, contributor
Wyzenbeek, Tony, contributor