This March, two of Edge Hill’s alumni will return to the University’s Arts Centre with professional dance companies Mapdance and Company Chameleon.
Mapdance (2nd March) offers an enticingly varied set of exciting commissions of new works by renowned and upcoming international contemporary choreographers. This year’s artists include Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor (Israel), Laila Diallo (UK), Laura Aris Alvarez (Belgium/Spain) and Helen Parlor (UK). Mapdance’s diverse repertoire offers audiences a refreshing mixture of gritty dance-theatre, wry humour, and intricate and questioning choreography. The nine dynamic young dancers include 2016 Edge Hill Dance graduate, Rachel Hancock. The evening will also include a curtain raiser by Edge Hill University’s male & female dance companies: EdgeFWD and 3rdEDGE.
Performing ‘a triple bill of its time’, Manchester dance company Company Chameleon, celebrate 10 years with their UK tour anniversary production 10 (15th March). Through powerful and original dance and movement, the Manchester-based international touring company, will tell three stories of masculinity, love and self-deception in a brand new triple bill.
Both retrospective and up-to-the-minute, 10 features Rites, the male duet that launched Company Chameleon onto the dance scene a decade ago, alongside two new works by the Company’s Co-founders: Imprint by Kevin Edward Turner and Trip by Anthony Missen. A full-time dancer with Company Chameleon since 2015, Edge Hill Dance Graduate Theo Fapohunda will feature in the performance. The evening will also include a curtain raiser by Edge Hill University’s male dance company: EdgeFWD.