Benois de la Danse nominee
In 1995 Gideon Obarzanek founded Chunky Move, and took on the role as Artistic Director. Since then, Chunky Move has secured its position as the leading Australian contemporary dance company.
In 1994 Gideon Obarzanek was awarded the Sir Robert Helpmann Scholarship by the New South Wales Ministry of Arts. In 1996, he received the Prime Minister's Young Creative Fellowship and, in 1997, his choreography for “Bonehead“ was nominated for Russia's Benois de la Dance Prize. Bonehead” also gained Gideon the 1999 Mo Award for Best Male Dancer — Choreography.