Lists artists and producers represented by CAM
Melbourne-based Chunky Move was founded by artistic director Gideon Obarzanek in 1995 and has been the State of Victoria’s flagship contemporary dance company since 1998. Chunky Move’s work constantly seeks to redefine contemporary dance within an ever evolving Australian culture. Gideon Obarzanek studied at the Australian Ballet School and danced with the Queensland Ballet and the Sydney Dance Company. His international choreographic credits include commissions for Graz Opera Ballet (Austria), Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (Israel), Nederlands Dans Theater (Holland), and the Repertory Dance Theatre (USA). Available Chunky Move films from http://www.artfilms.com.au: Two Faced Bastard, I Want to Dance Better at Parties, Just add water
Born and graduated in Adelaide, Australia, Lucy Guerin moved to New York in 1989 for seven years where she danced with Tere O’Connor Dance, the Bebe Miller Company and Sara Rudner. Now based in Melbourne, Guerin has been commissioned by Chunky Move, Ros Warby, Woo Co (Denmark), Ricochet (UK) Dance Works Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project (USA) among others. Her works have toured throughout Europe including France, Holland, UK, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands and Switzerland, and the US including New York, Portland, Miami, Seattle, Houston, and Durham. Guerin has received the Prix d’auteur (France), a ‘Bessie’ Award (New York Dance and Performance Award), the 2000 Sydney Myer Performing Arts Award for an individual, and a Green Room Award (Victorian Arts Centre). See Lucy Guerin’s website
Dancer and choreographer Pál Frenák was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1957, as the youngest of eight children. His childhood was determined by the fact that both of his parents were deaf; his first means of self-expression was sign language. Following his father’s early death, he spent 7 years in an orphanage, before he started to study classical ballet, folk dance and modern dance in Budapest. Later he immigrated to Paris, France and studied classical ballet, Cunningham and Limon techniques and contemporary dance with Gilber Mayer, Germaine Silva, Janine Charrat, François Dupuy, Karine Wener, J.C. Ramseyer and Peter Goss. He founded his dance company in Paris: Compagnie Pal Frenak.
Melbourne independent Filmmaker
“.. I have always been interested in the many streams of film culture from my teenage years. I was first drawn to films from the mainstream of World Cinema, then to films which would best be described as non-mainstream, narrative dramas, as well as documentary and avant-garde or experimental…” See Peter Tammer’s website
Peter Tammer film collection available from www.artfilms.com.au