Choreographer In Residence 2021-22

Joel Bray, Photo by Daniel Boud

This year with all the travel restrictions we cant have a fellow coming from Australia to Berlin, but we will have a Choreographer in residence at Chunky Move in Melbourne.

Joel Bray has been announced as the Inaugural Choreographer in Residence at Chunky Move. From 2021, Joel will undertake an $80,000 two-year residency with Victoria’s leading dance company Chunky Move, an initiative in partnership with the Tanja Liedtke Foundation. The residency is designed to provide Australian choreographic artists with extensive support to develop and present new work, further their artistic practice, gain organisational knowledge, extend their professional networks and build a meaningful ongoing connection with Chunky Move.

Antony Hamilton and Kristy Ayre co-CEOs of Chunky Move said “We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Joel Bray as our inaugural Choreographer In Residence for 2021-22. Through the selection process, the panel were blown away by Joel’s enthusiasm for the opportunity and his clear ability to identify how he will work with the company at this critical moment in his career.”

The Tanja Liedtke Foundation said of the inaugural initiative: “We are fully dedicated to fostering the artistic development of young Australian choreographers and are thankful to be part of this extraordinary program with Chunky Move.”