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IRMÃ meaning ‘sister’

14 February 2019

Here at Chameleon, we’re passionate about nurturing emerging dance artists, in order to enrich the dance ecology in the region, and build the dance community in Manchester. This is why, we’re delighted to bring you news from our Associate Artists, Alice Bonazzi and Sara Marques, about an exciting new choreography called IRMÃ.

Dame Darcey Bussell joins Company Chameleon as Patron

5 February 2019

We're delighted to welcome the world-renowned British ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing judge, Dame Darcey Bussell, on board as Company Chameleon's first-ever Patron.

Introducing The Shadow

29 January 2019

In Autumn 2019, Company Chameleon will bring you a new stage production called “The Shadow” choreographed by our Co-Artistic Director, Anthony Missen. Here, Anthony introduces the piece and tells us more in a Q&A.

Announcing The Saturday Sessions

3 January 2019

Company Chameleon is excited to present The Saturday Sessions – a new fun, physical and interactive programme of dance classes for young people, age 8 to 16, in Manchester.

Dancing to happiness with Darcey Bussell

2 January 2019

In December, we were delighted to feature in a BBC Two documentary with Dame Darcey Bussell, which asked the question, can dance improve your mental health?

Q&A with Navala ‘Niku’ Chaudhari

1 January 2019

This Spring, we perform our newest outdoor work, Amaranthine, at Move It, the world’s biggest dance event. Here we catch up with co-creator, Navala ‘Niku’ Chaudhari, to find out more about the choreography and making of the piece.

Championing boys’ dance

2 December 2018

Fresh, innovative and engaging ideas to get boys moving! We were delighted to be invited to the One Dance UK conference in November to deliver a Teacher Toolkit session on ‘Facilitating Boys Dance’.

Taking dance into Manchester schools

28 November 2018

We talk to our Dance Development Artist, Amber Calland, and find out more about taking dance into Manchester schools this Autumn.

Movement for the mind

20 October 2018

To coincide with World Mental Health Day this Autumn, our Co-Artistic Director, Kevin Edward Turner, talks us through the creative process for Witness This, an outdoor choreography which explores his own mental health.

Kevin works with Darcey Bussell

10 October 2018

Over the summer, our Co-Artistic Director, Kevin, worked with young people’s mental health charity, 42nd Street, to deliver a dance and mental health project, which was filmed for the BBC and followed by world famous ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing judge, Darcey Bussell.

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