Wanted: Ballet for a contemporary democracy was based on a survey, taken by Chunky Move, of thousands of Australians. Their goal was to define the favourite choreography of the population with a multiple-choice questionnaire. Wanted is the result of this survey. A female voice reads the results and eight dancers illustrate the different responses on stage. Chunky Move is inspired from two Russian artists, Komar and Melamid, who, in 1993, organized a survey in the United States in order to paint the most democratically desired painting. With Wanted, Gideon Obarzanek and his company give us both: a socially engaged, subversive show and a documentary of contemporary dance.
Direction artistique: Gideon Obarzanek / Chorégraphie: Gideon Obarzanek (et danseurs) / Danseurs: Kristy Ayre, Fiona Cameron, Luke George, Anthony Hamilton, Carlee Mellow, Brooke Stamp et David Tyndall / Productrice exécutive et narratrice: Vivia Hickman / Répétiteur: David Tyndall / Son: Byron Scullin et Luke Smiles / Animations: Michaela French / Costumes: Jane Summers-Eve / Ombres: Michelle Heaven / Collaborateurs: Ben Cobham et Andrew Livingston (Bluebottle) / Productrice/opératrice: Donna Aston / Régisseuse: Annette Dale Chunky Move est soutenu par The Victorian Government à travers Arts Victoria (Department of Premier) et par le Cabinet à travers The Australia Council, Arts funding & advisory body