Company Chameleon Studios

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Company Chameleon Studios
Image courtesy of Company Chameleon.

Company Chameleon Studios, 6 Barrass Street, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 1PU – Visit Now

The summer is looking bright for dancers, of all ages and abilities, across the city – thanks to Manchester-based dance organisation, Company Chameleon.

The company acquired their own dedicated dance space in 2018. Housed in a former primary school in Openshaw, the main school hall has been refurbished into a dance studio, with professional lighting, a sound system and theatre-style seating. The perfect space for watching, creating and taking part in dance, Company Chameleon Studios also boasts office space, a green room and a training area.

The perfect space for watching, creating and taking part in dance.

From Wednesday 8 June the company will launch Creative Movement – their first dance class for adults – from Company Chameleon Studios. Suitable for all levels of experience, Creative Movement will be taught by Manchester-based dancer and educator Kema Ekpei, who has 20 years industry experience. Drawing on the company’s inventive and accessible movement style, we think Creative Movement is an exciting and much-needed addition to the Chameleon programme.

Of the classes, Co-Artistic Director, Kevin Edward Turner, says, “We believe people of all ages should have the opportunity to move and be creative…We want to connect the community through dance and give back to the community through dance. By sharing all the amazing and great things that dance is and can do.”

Additionally, the company’s current class programme also includes The Saturday Sessions, weekly workshops for young dancers aged 4-16 years, and a daily Company Class for professional dancers.

A brilliant opportunity for the local community to watch, take part and get closer to dance.

Company Chameleon formed in 2007 from the collective vision of Co-Artistic Directors Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner. This home-grown Mancunian dance company now tour nationally and internationally – telling stories and bringing archetypes to life – with their stunning physicality and deft choreography. Their dance hub in Openshaw is another jewel in the company’s crown and a brilliant opportunity for the local community to watch, take part and get closer to dance.

  • 6 Barrass Street, Openshaw
  • Manchester
  • M11 1PU
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