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Chunky Move

Founded by choreographer Gideon Obarzanek in 1995, the award-laden Australian dance company Chunky Move is famed for its beautiful, ambitious work with new media. Obarzanek’s final piece for the ensemble, Connected, is the crowning achievement to date of a breathtakingly innovative career.

Connected is a collaboration with the pioneering artist Reuben Margolin, whose “kinetic sculptures” transmit waveforms through elegant systems of humble objects. Beginning with minimal motions and hundreds of small parts — wood, plastic, paper, and steel — dancers build a huge, suspended Margolin creation in real time, weaving themselves into the undulating mass with increasingly complex movements. A visual marvel of choreographed theater exploring handmade process and collective power, Connected treads a razor’s edge between dance and sculpture.

In Residence October 23 through 28.

  • Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 8:00pm
Reynolds Industries Theater