Space to Speak: Dance Triple Bill at Z-arts

Space to Speak: Dance Triple Bill
26th June 2021

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Space to Speak: Dance Triple Bill

Company Chameleon is bringing dance to the line-up of Hulme Is Where The Art Is, the community outdoor arts festival presented by Z-arts.

The Manchester dance company presents a triple bill of three short dance pieces, which reflect on covid and lockdown, by drawing from young people’s thoughts, feelings and experiences of the pandemic.

The triple-bill is a culmination of Space to Speak, a dance and wellbeing project, which has seen Company Chameleon and young people from Trinity High School and Z-arts, collaborate to develop and create three new pieces of choreography.

Young people from Z-arts, will open the triple bill with their creation and performance of In Waves, which includes music by Aphex Twin and involves dancers sharing little books of their favourite lockdown memories.

Young people from Trinity High School are next on stage with Space, a creative exploration and expression of personal experiences of lockdown, which has been developed through workshops with Company Chameleon.

The final piece in the triple bill is the premiere of Company Chameleon’s new duet, Void choreographed by Kevin Edward Turner. The male and female duet, performed by Company Chameleon’s dancers, explores the space created by covid and lockdown, and what has moved into that space – both good and bad.

Regulars on the outdoor arts scene, Company Chameleon have wowed audiences around the globe with their dance performances. The performance at Hulme Is Where The Art Is, is an opportunity to catch them perform after an absence performing due to covid.

Join Z-arts and Company Chameleon for Space to Speak on Saturday 26th June at Hulme Park in Manchester. There will be two performances at 2pm and 4pm. The performances are free, no booking is required.

(NOTE: the performances are weather permitting and will NOT go ahead as planned if the Manchester rain is here and it’s wet! Check social media on the day).

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