This weekend Company Chameleon premieres a new outdoor work in Norwich as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival at the start of a four city tour this summer.
Commissioned by Without Walls, Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and Merchant City Festival Glasgow, Of Man and Beast is Company Chameleon’s first group piece for the outdoor circuit. Featuring five exceptional performers (Anthony Missen, the company’s co-Artistic Director and choreographer of the work, Taylor Benjamin, Lee Clayden, Theo Fapo and Thomasin Gülgeç), this powerful, sensitive and revealing look at male group dynamics uncovers the many faces of man to reveal what lies behind the mask. Of Man and Beast builds on themes developed in Chameleon’s critically acclaimed Beauty Of The Beast, currently touring theatres and arts centres.
“Ferocious dance theatre ****” Guardian
“roars with confident testosterone” Dance Tabs
“really impactful dance theatre ****” The Public
“the athleticism and gymnastic ability on display is exhilarating ****” What’s On Stage
“gripping, honest and often funny” Everything Theatre
Company Chameleon is also reviving two pieces from its trilogy of duets: Push, a Without Walls and Dance Manchester commission from 2012, and Hands Down, commissioned by Greenwich and Docklands International Festival and Dance Manchester in 2014.
13 & 14 June Kaldearte Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain Hands Down
17 & 19 July Dance Days Swansea Hands Down
24 July UDance Plymouth Push
11-13 September FiraTàrrega Barcelona and Tàrrega Spain Hands Down