Company Chameleon produces inspiring and original dance theatre productions in Manchester, which tour across the world. Following the high-energy performance of Beauty of the Beast in June 2016, this performance delves deep into an issue which affects one in four of us each year.
Turning the spotlight on mental health and the things we choose to hide, this captivating double bill features a rich mix of dance and movement styles, intimate solos, emotive duets and powerful ensembles. Touching, sad, funny and absurd, this is relevant and up-to-the-minute dance theatre at its best.
Witness, the main piece in this double-bill, is a sensitive portrayal of how loved ones cope when mental health problems take hold of someone close. Raw and insightful, Witness breaks down preconceptions by uncovering the realities of an illness, which is too often misunderstood.
Words Unspoken, a short work exploring the untold secrets of the performers on stage, is the opening piece of this double-bill. Six dancers perform flawlessly formed movements in a striking and synchronised style. The effect is hypnotic and provides the perfect opener to what is a captivating production.
Photo credit: Joel Chester Fildes
Credits: Words Unspoken commissioned by LaMov Dance Company in Spain.