Professional Workshops

Company Chameleon Summer 2022

For the Summer term Dance Base are delighted to introduce a series of dance workshops for professional dance artists! To book your place please click here, select the date and book through the website, or book in person at reception. Please select the price bracket that works for you.


Company Chameleon Contact-Work Masterclass | Saturday 4th June | 14:00 - 17:30

Open to professional dance and movement artists

Price: £10 / £15 | Book here

  • £15 for those who have funding in place to support their professional development
  • £10 for freelance artists without funding support

On Saturday 4th June, Company Chameleon, Manchester’s leading contemporary dance theatre company are visiting Dance Base to deliver a Contact-work masterclass.

Join Kevin Edward Turner, Chameleon’s Co-Artistic Director and Company Dancer Alice Bonazzi, as they take you through an in-depth process of approaches and techniques to contact-based dance.

This unique workshop will cover contact and partnering fundamental skills, developing material through creative tasks, as well as the chance to learn company repertoire. Book today for this memorable and interactive professional development opportunity!

About Company Chameleon

Company Chameleon 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. After developing their talent at Trafford, they went on to train with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and after graduating travelled and worked with some of the world’s most innovative dance companies and choreographers.

They came home in 2007 with the aim of setting up their own dance company – and Company Chameleon was born. Today, Company Chameleon tours internationally, staging over 50 indoor and outdoor performances every year. Wherever we perform, we lead a dance class or a workshop. As a result, we have introduced thousands of young people, from countries all over the world, to a different side of dance and movement. In 2019, Company Chameleon welcomed Dame Darcey Bussell on board as the Company’s first-ever Patron.

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Charlotte McLean And Workshop | Saturday 11th June | 15:30 - 17:30

Open to professional dance and movement artists

Price: £10 / £15 Book here

  • £15 for those who have funding in place to support their professional development
  • £10 for freelance artists without funding support

The workshop will be based on Charlotte's solo And. And is an auto-biographical performance about growing up as a woman, and explores culture, identity, nationality and politics.

During the workshop, participants will start with Charlotte's improvisational movement practice 'my body is my home' before leading into breath and voice work. By the end of the workshop, every participant will have written their own And list then it will finish with a short performative sharing of everybody's And

And is a tribute to every living creature on this earth.
To everything. Thank you.
And is a sacrifice to every emotion, even those we are yet to feel.
And is a homage to; the earth, the cosmos, the miniscule, the magic, the meaning, the
moment, the moments before and all that's yet to come.
And is to feel, to fail, to experience, to share and to be.
And is then and was. And is here and now.
And is in between and something to believe in. And is hope.
And is the mothers and grandmothers who've danced before us, everyone we've ever
known and the children we're yet to meet.

About Charlotte Mclean

Charlotte Mclean amalgamates improvisation, voice work, imagination, self-celebration, radical listening and joy. Charlotte is a contemporary dance artist from Arbroath. She trained at London Contemporary Dance School and has worked internationally with companies including Barrowland Ballet, Curious Seed, Eva Recacha and Pink Mama Theatre. She is co-founder of The Yonis and Die Berner Yonis, movement bands based in London and Bern. The Yonis have been commissioned by The Place London, Dazed and Confused, V&A London, TANZhAUS Bern and more.

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