Beauty Of The Beast

The Guardian ★★★★, The List Magazine ★★★★, Herald Scotland ★★★★

Rage Against The Machine, athleticism, beauty and Bach. Company Chameleon’s unforgettable and critically acclaimed dance piece, offers a funny, moving and subversive look at male group dynamics.

Following a gang of friends through a range of scenarios, Beauty Of The Beast peels back and uncovers the many faces of masculinity: strength, vulnerability, camaraderie and hostility, and explores what happens when affiliation becomes identity. Laugh out loud funny in parts, dark and menacing in others, this tightly packed piece holds a mirror to our times, and is both emotional and thought provoking. Commissioned by: The Lowry, DanceXchange & Live at LICA

Production Details

60 mins


Anthony Missen

Original music by Miguel Marin & Kevin Lennon; Pre-recorded music Johann Sebastian Bach, Wilson Simonal, Sizzla, Ocote Soul Sounds

Yaron Abulafia

Emma Bailey

Andrew Loretto

Eryck Brahmania, Lee Clayden, Thomasin Gülgeç, Anthony Missen, Theo Fapohunda, Daniel Phung

Rehearsal Director
Gemma Nixon

Production Manager
John Slater

Commissioned By
The Lowry, DanceXchange & Live at LICA

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England Manchester City Council

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