Get three shows for the price of one with new dance project 10, staged this March by Company Chameleon at The Lowry, marking a decade of dance for the Trafford-born troupe. Having originally met at Trafford Youth Dance Theatre in the mid-1990s, Chameleon co-founders Kevin Edward Turner and Anthony Missen went over the hills to train at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, consequently travelling extensively and working with some of the world’s top dancers, before returning home and setting up their own company in 2007. Nominated for Best Independent Company at the National Dance Awards in 2015, critically acclaimed Chameleon tour widely in the UK and abroad, and perform over 50 indoor and outdoor performances every year, including the sold-out site-specific production Illuminate at Manchester Central Library just before Christmas. For even more for your moolah, part of this, Quest, will be performed by Chameleon Youth to preface the world premiere of 10, which itself is made up of three separate pieces. Opening is a retrospective, Rites, the first major work co-created by Turner and Missen 10 years ago and the one which launched Company Chameleon onto the dance scene. It’s a male duet that follows the journey from boyhood to manhood, and it nicely sets up the companion pieces, which also explore human and personal issues via engaging and athletic choreography. Imprint – about love, romance and relationships – is new from Kevin Edward Turner, while Anthony Missen’s latest solo, Trip, takes the audience into the dark arena of self-deception, and looks at the fine line between true and false identity. All together, 10 showcases Chameleon’s trademark style of creating socially-relevant dance theatre that is both powerful and original, inspiring and insightful, and promises to offer a true celebration of their 10 years together.
Thu 1 & Fri 2 Mar, The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ, Tel: 0843 208 6000, 8pm, £10.50 – £16.50, www.thelowry.com
For more dance events taking place at the Lowry, read our guide here.
- Sarah-Clare Conlon
- Published on:
- Mon 26 Feb 2018