Dancing our values

19 May 2019

Our biggest dance in education project to date with The Co-op Academies Trust in Greater Manchester, showcases the importance of the arts in schools.

Call out for young dance artists

26 April 2019

Chameleon Youth, Manchester’s youth dance company, is calling out for new members for 2019/20. If you’re age 11 to 21, this is an incredible opportunity to be part of a youth dance company that is inspiring and different to the mainstream.

IRMÃ International Debut

24 April 2019

Hot news from our Associate Artists! As a Company that is passionate about supporting emerging artists, we catch up with Alice Bonazzi and Sara Marques, and find out the latest in showcasing and developing their choreography IRMÃ, news which includes an international debut.

Audition Notice

22 March 2019

Company Chameleon are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced male dancer to join our artistic team on a freelance basis. We are looking for an experienced dance theatre artist, who has excellent contemporary technique and contact improvisation / partnering skills.

Professional Intensive 2019 Announced

14 March 2019

Announcing the Summer Masterclass Series, our Professional Intensive for 2019.  A unique opportunity to develop your practice, we invite final year students, graduates and professionals to join Kevin Edward Turner, Anthony Missen and Gemma Nixon for three masterclasses over three days.

Cuba Calling

12 March 2019

This April, Kevin, our Co-Artistic Director, is leading a unique intergenerational men’s dance project in Cuba, which will culminate in a performance at the Havana Biennial.

Developing dance in schools

25 February 2019

Throughout March, we're dedicating our studio time to the development of three new dance packages for schools, which will launch in September 2019. Sam Broadbent, our Learning & Participation Officer tells us more.

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.


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