Gideon Obarzanek is a director, choreographer and performing arts curator. He founded dance company Chunky Move in 1995 and was CEO and artistic director until 2012. His works for Chunky Move have been diverse in form and content including stage productions, installations, site-specific works, participatory events and film. These have been performed in many festivals and theatres around the world including Edinburgh International, BAM Next Wave NYC, Venice Biennale, Southbank London and major Australian performing arts festivals.
In 2013 Gideon was a resident artist at the Sydney Theatre Company where he wrote and directed I Want to Dance Better at Parties. He later co-wrote and directed a documentary screen version with Mathew Bate winning the 2014 Sydney Film Festival Dendy Award. Gideon is a recipient of an Australian Creative Fellowship working with theatre, dance and documentary filmmakers to develop projects with simultaneous live and screen outcomes.