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Chunky Move
111 Sturt Street
Southbank, Victoria 3006 Australia

(03) 9645 5188
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Harrison Ritchie-Jones 
Presented by Chunky Move

Partners in crime raise the stakes and go all out on a dance heist, bigger than ever before. The window is short and the road is dangerous — will they make it out alive?

In “CUDDLE”, two of Melbourne’s contemporary dance artists on the rise, Harrison Ritchie-Jones and Michaela Tancheff, expertly explore and subvert expectations around intimacy.

Circled around the space like spectators at a wrestling match, the audience witness a difficult, dynamic duel that’s full of surreal sonic and visual surprises.


​​​Performers: Harrison Ritchie-Jones and Michaela Tancheff

Image credit: “CUDDLE” (2023), Harrison Ritchie-Jones and Michaela Tancheff. Photo by Prue Stent.

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Michaela Tancheff is a Melbourne based dance artist. Originally hailing from Phillip Island, she has performed in works by Chunky Move (“Token Armies”), Stephanie Lake Company (“Colossus”) as well as emerging choreographers Kayla Douglas (“A Study Of Being”) and Damian Meredith (“Human Patterning”). Michaela is part of the duo Hot Glue Buns, who have supported music acts such as CC:DISCO! (Strawberry Fields Festival) and Gordon Koang (Meredith Music Festival). Michaela graduated from Transit Dance in 2018.

Harrison Ritchie-Jones is an independent artist based in Naarm (Melbourne). He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2014, and was awarded the Undergraduate Most Outstanding Creative Scholarship. In 2018 he was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Male Performer for Stephanie Lake’s Pile of Bones, and premiered his work “Shimmer of The Numinous” as part of Next Wave’s Kickstart program. He has worked with numerous artists and dance companies across Australia and is currently touring nationally and internationally with Stephanie Lake’s “Manifesto”. In August 2023 he will perform in Chunky Move’s new major work “4/4”.


Chunky Move is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and by Creative Victoria.

This project was supported by LGI through a studio residency at WXYZ Studios and through Arts Merri-bek.