glow, 2006

chunky move

Kristy Ayre, Glow, Chunky Move

Kristy Ayre, Glow, Chunky Move

Kristy Ayre, Glow, Chunky Move

Glow is an illuminating choreographic essay by Chunky Move artistic director Gideon Obarzanek and German interactive software creator Frieder Weiss. Beneath the glow of a sophisticated video tracking system, a lone organic being mutates in and out of human form into unfamiliar, sensual and grotesque creature states. Utilising the latest in interactive video technologies a digital landscape is generated in real time in response to the dancer’s movement. The body’s gestures are extended by and, in turn, manipulate the video world that surrounds it, rendering no two performances exactly the same. [Text courtesy Chunky Move.]


Kristy Ayre, Glow, Chunky Move

Kristy Ayre, Glow, Chunky Move

Kristy Ayre, Glow, Chunky Move

credits: concept, choreography Gideon Obarzanek, concept, interactive system design Frieder Weiss, music, sound design Luke Smiles (motion laboratories), additional music Ben Frost, costume design Paula Levis, multimedia operator Nick Roux, performers Kristy Ayre, Sara Black, Amber Haines, Bonnie Paskas, Harriet Ritchie

performances: premiere Chunky Move Studios, Melbourne, September 2006; International Dance Theatre Festival, Lublin, Poland, November 2006; Sydney Opera House, Sydney, March 2007; Nooderzen Festival, Groningen, the Netherlands, August 2007; Darwin Festival, Darwin, August 2007; Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne, October 2007; Chaoyang Cultural Centre, Beijing, China, November 2007; Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, China, November 2007; Byham Theatre, Pittsburgh, US, November 2007; Awesome Festival, Perth, November 2007; Cynet Festival, Dresden, Germany, November 2007; PuSH International Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver, Canada, February 2008; The Kitchen, New York, February 2008; Adelaide Bank Festival of the Arts, Adelaide, March 2008; New Zealand International Arts Festival, March 2008; Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, May 2008; Brighton Festival, Brighton, UK, May 2008; Dance Week Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, May 2008; National Performing Arts Convention, Denver, US, June 2008; New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas, Connecticut, US, June 2008; Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Geelong, July 2008; Fundaco Calouste Gulbenkia, Lisbon, Portugal, August 2008; Todays Art Festival, the Hague, Netherlands, September 2008; Springboard and Fluid Festival, Calgary, Canada, October 2008; Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Norwich, UK, May 2009; Cinedans and Julidans Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 2009; RADIALSYSTEM V, Berlin, Germany, October 2009; 4 + 4 Days in Motion 14th International Theatre Festival, Prague, October 2009; Experiment Media and Performing Arts Centre, Troy, US, December 2009; Street Theatre, Canberra, Australia, May 2010; La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy, June 2010; Salihara Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia, October 2010; Seymour Centre, Sydney, Australia, October 2010; IDN Festival, Barcelona, Spain, January 2011


Kristy Ayre, Glow, Chunky Move

Kristy Ayre, Glow, Chunky Move

Kristy Ayre, Glow, Chunky Move

reviews/articles – realtime

the dancer moves, the world begins
realtime, realtime 77, february-march, 2007

doubly emergent: chunky move’s glow at the studio
keith gallasch, realtime 78, april-may, 2007

glow: electric life
andrew templeton, realtime, february 9, 2008

glow: critter conflict
alex ferguson, realtime, february 7, 2008

glow: analog passion, digital driver
meg walker, realtime 83, february-march, 2008



chunky move

glow: stage noise

glow: festival IDN


shadows tortured by light
lee christofis, the australian, september 5, 2006

stephanie glickman, herald sun, september 6, 2006

chunky move: glow, by gideon obarzanek
chris body, the morning after: performing arts in australia, september 8, 2006

desktop dancing
alison barclay, herald sun, october 12, 2007

review: glow
alison croggon, theatre notes, october 27, 2007

chunky move is last but not least of aussie troupes
jane vranish, pittsburgh post gazette, november 19, 2007

crossing the border from light to human
jennifer dunning, the new york times, february 8, 2008

like staring at a lava lamp, chunky move’s new dance glow is hypnotic
carley petesch, associated press newswires, february 13, 2008

peter burdon, the advertiser (adelaide), march 3, 2008

tripping the light fantastic
guy david, geelong advertiser, july 5, 2008

glow dazzles, but not with originality
tresica weinstein, times union, december 5, 2009



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1 January 1999