Company Chameleon is reprising Push (commissioned by Without Walls and Urban Moves International Dance Festival)for an international tour of outdoor festivals and events this summer and is introducing a new work to the circuit, Hands Down, which premieres at the Greenwich & Docklands International Festival 26 June.

Created by Anthony Missen with Kevin Edward Turner in 2012, Push is the second part of the company’s trilogy of outdoor performance work looking at how we display strength and manage vulnerability.  It is a powerful and engaging duet which looks at the different stances we take as we relate to one another; at times pushing to exert our dominance and control; at other times submitting and yielding. 

Hands Down, the concluding piece in the trilogy, has Anthony Missen partnering Riccardo Meneghini (Scottish Dance Theatre, Russel Maliphant, CCN Robuaix, Balletto Teatro Torino) in an exploration of the many faces which combine to achieve a semblance of union, as we walk the tightrope of togetherness.  Hands Down is commissioned by Greenwich & Docklands International Festival and Dance Manchester. 

“fearless dancers and acute observers of human behaviour Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian

Hands Down 1square - Brian Slater
Photo by Brian Slater

24 & 25 May Ageas Salisbury International Festival
12 & 13 June City Steps Liverpool
26 & 28 June Greenwich & Docklands International Festival Canary Wharf, London *
5 July Hypervelocity Huddersfield
12 July Festival Les Pres en Bulles Saint Jean de Paracol
20 July Teatro a Corte Turin
26 July Le Festival Les Echappées belles Alençon
1-3 August Merchant City Festival Glasgow
7-9 August Fest’Arts Libourne
7 & 8 August Theaterfestival Boulevard
20 & 21 September
Confluences Nomades Abbeville

*Hands Down premiere

Other dates to be confirmed.  Check the STDMA and Company websites for details.  Download the promoters’ pack and watch videos here