COMPANY CHAMELEON present a new full-length work ‘BEAUTY OF THE BEAST’ which looks at male behaviour with humour, tenderness, rage and seriously great dancing.
COMPANY CHAMELEON, a Manchester based dance theatre company co-directed by Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner, bring their well observed, entertaining new production, BEAUTY OF THE BEAST, to London’s Purcell Room/Southbank Centre on April 21st. This highly observant, fast paced work is performed by six dancers to an original score.
Featuring Anthony Missen, Eryck Brahmania, Lee Clayden, Thomasin Gülgeç, Theo Fapohunda and Daniel Phung, Beauty Of The Beast is choreographed by Company Chameleon’s co-artistic director, Anthony Missen. A funny, moving and subversive look at male group dynamics, Beauty Of The Beast peels back and uncovers the many faces of man – strength, camaraderie, vulnerability and hostility; and what happens when affiliation becomes identity. (Photo above of the company by Brian Slater)
Says Anthony Missen: “BEAUTY OF THE BEAST is all about male behaviour and how men interact. It looks at the different faces of masculinity or maleness – the beauty, the beast, the idiot, camaraderie, strength, vulnerability and sensitivity. And we’ve got a brilliant cast of four (including me!) along with two apprentices from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance programme. I’m very excited about Beauty Of The Beast partly because this is the first opportunity I’ve had to work with a group. Research has come from all over the place, from going to work in a young offenders’ institute in South Africa, with young men in violent communities in Trinidad, to Morocco and other places.”
BEAUTY OF THE BEAST – Spring 2015:
April 21st London, Purcell Room/Southbank Centre/7.45pm www.southbankcentre.co.uk
May 13th Lancaster Duke’s/8.00pm www.dukes-lancaster.org
May 19th Margate Theatre Royal/7.30pm www.theatreroyalmargate.com
Monday 16th March 2015