Of Man and Beast
Of Man and Beast is a dynamic new outdoor work, choreographed by Co-Artistic Director Anthony Missen for Company Chameleon. A powerful, sensitive and revealing look at male group dynamics, Of Man and Beast uncovers the many faces of man – strength, camaraderie, vulnerability and hostility. 5 exceptional male performers showcase the company’s inventive and unique physical style.
About Company Chameleon
Company Chameleon is a Manchester dance success story, which started when Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner met at Trafford Youth Dance Theatre in the mid-1990s. Two ordinary lads from Manchester, they shared an ambition to dance professionally for a living. After developing their talent at Trafford, they went on to train at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and after graduating, travelled extensively to work with some of the most innovative dance companies and choreographers in the world. They returned home to Manchester in 2007, to achieve their goal of setting up their own dance company, and Company Chameleon was born.
Choreography: Anthony Missen
Music: original music by Miguel Marin; Ocote Soul Sounds, Rage Against The Machine
Performed originally by: Anthony Missen, Theo Fapohunda, Lee Clayden, Taylor Benjamin, Thomasin Gülgęc
Rehearsal Director: Anthony Missen
Funding, commissioning and partner credits:
Commissioned by Without Walls, Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and Merchant City Festival Glasgow.