Collaboration alert: Gideon Obarzanek and Reuben Margolin connect

The story of Gideon Obarzanek and Reuben Margolin began at the Camden Opera House during PopTech 2009.  Choreographer Obarzanek presented about the work Chunky Move, his Australian-based modern dance company that’s known for immersing dancers in a world of motion tracking and projection technology. Reuben Margolin, a California-based artist showed off his kinetic sculptures, objects that mimic nature that are mainly constructed from wood, pulley and motors. They saw each other’s presentations and knew there was an opportunity to create something together.

A year and a half later, Connected, the collaboration between Margolin and Obarzanek was first performed at Australia's Malthouse Theater in March. It will be performed again from May 10-14 at the Sydney Theater. 

In the following video, which includes voiceover from Margolin’s PopTech talk, Obarzanek provides a preview of the performance.

Additional images of Obarzanek and Margolin’s performance can be seen on Chunky Moves’ website.

And stay tuned as PopTech will continue to follow the story of their unfolding collaboration.

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