Productions: ILLUMINATE

New dance, music and light art combined in this visually stunning and extraordinary site-specific piece created by Company Chameleon at the iconic Manchester Central Library in November 2017.

Seven stories have underpinned literature since the beginning of time and this is their contemporary reimagining.

From the inner monster to the superhero, from the tragedy of division to the pure joy of true love, Illuminate explored the stories that help us to understand ourselves, and our place in the world in which we live.

Featuring international artists, rising talents and homegrown performers, Illuminate was brought to life by an ensemble of 60 dancers, musicians and collaborators, for a transformative and immersive cultural experience at Central Library.

Production details

Duration: 60 mins

Created: 2017

Choreography: Kevin Edward Turner

Music: Miguel Marin

Lighting: Aaron J Dootson

Costume: Emma Bailey

Performers: Theo Fapohunda, Maddie Shimwell, David Colley, Helen Andrew, Oliver Sale, Sara Marques, Alice Bonazzi, Rachel Gittins, Kate Threlfall, Louis George Ellis, Rocky Serg-Widdowson plus dance artists from Chameleon Youth, University of Salford and Edge Hill University. 

Commissioned by Library Live 

Booking enquiries: Sarah Trist – | +44 (0)7757 654 790

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"10 was such a wonderful experience - I cant wait to see more of your incredible work!" "Effortless grace, strength, humour and athleticism - a visual treat!" "We brought 65 young people to your performance tonight - every single one loved it! What an amazing show!" "This show reminded me why I dance and what I’m constantly working towards! Thank you for this experience!" "Such beauty in the small moments of this show - please don't stop doing what you’re doing"

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