Hailed by The Australian newspaper as Australia’s “best modern dance company,” Chunky Move has stunned audiences internationally since 1995 with their unique application of dance theatre. Award-winning Choreographer Anouk van Dijk has been Artistic Director and Choreographer of Chunky Move since 2012. Van Dijk is dedicated to creating work that seeks to provide an insight into the many facets of the human experience through the lens of contemporary dance.Defined by their distinctive unpredictability, Van Dijk’s productions utilize a pronounced physical language to create work that ranges from technically adept and abstract dance productions, to raw and concrete theatrical encounters, very often exploring the audience’s relationship to the dancers. In addition to their tremendous success in Melbourne, Chunky Move has stunned audiences at the world’s leading festivals including BAM Next Wave Festival, Venice Biennale, Edinburgh Festival, Sydney Opera House, Luminato Festival, and Jacob’s Pillow.
Australia's "best modern dance company" —The Australian
Under Van Dijk, Chunky Move feels, excitingly, like a celebration and exploration of current dance practice in all its complex forms" —Stephanie Glickman, The Herald Sun
After watching this performance, I think the future of contemporary dance is in safe hands" —Dance Australia