Witness

25th Oct 2016 - 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Witness

Tuesday 25th October 7.30pm
Company Chameleon
presents Witness

Witness, the main piece in this double-bill, turns the spotlight on mental health in a sensitive and unique portrayal of a family coping through crisis. Raw and insightful, Witness breaks down preconceptions by uncovering the realities of an illness, which is too often misunderstood.

Intimate solos, emotive duets and group work combine to reveal the impact of mental health on relationships, and the crucial role of support and understanding in the road to recovery.

A melting pot of dance styles and a rich mix of movement techniques, Witness presents a totally original view on the different layers of mental illness, delving deep into an issue which effects one in four of us each year. Touching, sad, funny and absurd, this is relevant and up-to-the-minute dance theatre.

To open the evening, Company Chameleon perform Words Unspoken, a short work exploring the untold secrets of the performers on stage. Six dancers perform flawlessly formed movements in a striking and synchronized style. The effect is hypnotic and provides the perfect opener to this captivating double bill.

Beautifully revealing, unforgettably good”   The Guardian

Choreography by Kevin Edward Turner
Original music by Miguel Marin
Lighting by Yaron Abulafia
Costume by Emma Bailey
Words Unspoken commissioned by LaMov Dance Company in Spain.

Nominated for best independent company at the National Dance Awards 2015

Founder of Company Chameleon, Kevin Turner, provides an insight to the production, and his own personal struggles with mental health in Witness: Behind the Scenes

Kevin also featured in Episode 8 of BBC’s Going Back Giving Back

Tickets £10 / £8 concessions / £5 Edge Hill University Students and school parties of 10 or more