" Obarzanek's choreography, with its brutal sometimes violent physicality, its in-yer-face references to popular culture, its cartoony characters and dark, satirical humour, all given full rein by virtuosic dancers, had arrived on the scene not so much a breath of fresh air as a gale force wind ripping through contemporary Australian dance." THE AUSTRALIAN
" Obarzanek seems to function in many ways as an irritant, disrupting our comfortable experiences of dance, confounding notions of illusion and representation, and disturbing the criteria by which dance might be judged good or bad." THE AGE
" The perfect dance concert for people who think modern dance is boring … Mr Obarzanek knows what time it is, and where he’s from, it’s tomorrow already." LESBIAN & GAY NEW YORK
“ When artistic director Gideon Obarzanek creates a new work he pushes the body to its limits, dancing a fine line between fluid movement and breaking point. His dancers strain against invisible barriers and each other, pushed and pulled by the broken rhythms that punctuate the pressures of modern life. It’s aggressive, high-octane, technically brilliant stuff. It can also be disturbing and sometimes even ugly. It’s this boldness and constant pushing of the envelope that secured Chunky Move the position of state contemporary dance company of Victoria in 1998, and a reputation of Australia’s most innovative dance outfit,” HQ MAGAZINE.
“…an idiosyncratic mind, which trawls through cultures and fashions with irreverent delight,” THE AGE.