Sunday, October 19, 2008

Auditions for Chunky Move

Chunky Move Audition Applications Open Now

Chunky Move is pleased to announce a new full-length work to be commissioned by international choreographers, Erna Ómarsdóttir (Iceland/Belgium) & Damien Jalet (Belgium). This production will be rehearsed and premier in Melbourne in the latter part of 2009.

To determine the cast, Chunky Move will hold a public audition in its Melbourne home studio from December 2nd – 5th, 2008. Both Erna Ómarsdóttir and Damien Jalet will be in Australia to host these auditions.

Application forms to audition can be downloaded from

Applications close at 5pm, OCTOBER 31

Successful applicants will be notified by November 21st and will be required to be available for the complete audition period.

For any further enquiry please contact Chunky Move on 03 9645 5188.

Erna and Damien’s combined performance background have included working with Jan Fabre, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Wim Vandekeybus and the Poni collective amongst others. Their work represents some of the more recent progressions in Europe by an emerging new generation of choreographers.

Damien Jalet – Director/Choreographer
Damien Jalet is French and Belgian. He studied theatre at the I.N.S.A.S. (National Institute of the Performing Arts, Brussels). He currently works exclusively in contemporary dance for the most part in Belgium and New York. He started his choreographic career with Wim Vandekeybus in The Day of Heaven and Hell (1998). Damien studied ethnomusicology and polyphonic singing with Giovanna Marini, Christine Leboutte and Nando Acquaviva.

Erna Ómarsdóttir – Director/Choreographer
Erna graduated from PARTS in Belgium in 1998. Since then she has worked as a dancer with various companies and choreographers including Troubleyn / Jan Fabre, creating and performing in various works. Since 2002 she has worked with Les Ballet C dela B and Sidi Larbi Cherkoui. Her most recent projects include IBM 1401 (a users manual) created in cooperation with the musician/ composer Johann. Erna has performed her own work and that of others all over the world and in recent years has been invited to some of the most renowned festivals and venues. She was announced Best Young Dancer by Ballet International in 2002 and in 2003 won the award for the Best Young Choreographer.

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