Dance Manchester passes the torch to Company Chameleon

2 July 2019

This month Company Chameleon will begin development of a new dance programme supporting the Greater Manchester dance sector. The programme continues Dance Manchester’s remit following its closing this summer.

Supported by Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Arts Council England, the programme aims to ensure that investment into the North West dance sector is maintained and that dance continues to flourish in the region.

Leanne Feeley, General Manager, said, “Since establishing Company Chameleon twelve years ago, we’ve proudly flown the flag for dance in Greater Manchester, and throughout this time, always been committed to reaching as many people as possible through dance.

We’ve taken dance into theatres, onto the streets, into schools, community settings, prisons and hospitals, in many instances introducing people to dance for the first time. On the other end of the spectrum we’ve fostered and invested in the development of graduates and welcomed celebrated artists from all over the world to the region for professional development and employment.

It’s fantastic that GMCA is committed in their continuing support and development of dance in the region and that we can work in partnership with them to fulfil this commitment. With their support, we can build on our work to date and further develop the network that we’ve created. 

More than anything, we want dance in Greater Manchester to be on the map and we want it to be celebrated in every way that it can be.  With GMCA’s support, we look forward to continuing this drive and getting more people in Greater Manchester, of all ages and levels, experiencing, enjoying and taking part in dance.”

Alison Clark, Director, Arts Council North and National Director, Combined Arts, said, “Dance Manchester has been a long standing and significant part of the Greater Manchester dance ecology. It leaves behind it a substantial legacy for dance development in the North West.  Continued service provision for the area has been assured by Company Chameleon.  We look forward to seeing Company Chameleon foster the talent of homegrown dance artists and young dancers in the future, as well as engaging and developing new audiences for dance in Manchester and beyond.”

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Keep an eye on or web-site for further announcements about what the Greater Manchester dance programme will include and how you can get involved.

In the meantime, for enquires around dance development opportunities in Greater Manchester, get in touch with us at info@companychameleon.com.

Visit the Dance Manchester web-site here for the full announcement about its transfer of remit to Company Chameleon.

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