Gideon Obarzanek

Gideon is a director, choreographer and performing arts curator. Gideon founded dance company Chunky Move in 1995 and was CEO and Artistic Director until 2012. His works for Chunky Move have been diverse in form and content including stage productions, installations, site-specific works, participatory events and film. These have been performed in many festivals and theatres around the world including Edinburgh International, BAM Next Wave, Venice Dance Biennale, Southbank London and all major Australian performing arts festivals. More recently Gideon was Artistic Associate with the Melbourne Festival, 2015-17, co-curator for XO State at the inaugural Asia Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (Asia TOPA) 2015-17, Strategic Cultural Engagement Manager at the University of Melbourne (Chancellery) 2018-19 and Chair of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015-19. Gideon is now the Co-Artistic Director or RISING alongside Hannah Fox.