Of Man And Beast

An unforgettable outdoor dance piece exploring and uncovering the many faces of masculinity, Of Man And Beast provides a powerful and sensitive look at male group dynamics and behaviour.

Following a male group of friends in a range of different scenarios, bravado is high and aggression is rife: you have to be tough, funny, fast if you’re part of the gang. With a shifting pecking order, cracks in the group begin to appear, and soon the characters are forced to question, their individual identity and just what it means to fit in and belong.

Tightly packed and purposefully fast, Of Man And Beast is different throughout, showcasing Company Chameleon’s unique physical style and a rich mix of dance and movement techniques. Anthony Missen’s choreography is both gritty and graceful and is brought to life through the stunning athletic ability of the five exceptional male dancers. 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

30 mins


Anthony Missen

Original music by Miguel Marin; Ocote Soul Sounds, Rage Against The Machine

Sourced by Company Chameleon

Anthony Missen, Theo Fapohunda, Lee Clayden, Taylor Benjamin, Thomasin Gülgęc

Rehearsal Director
Anthony Missen

Commissioned By
Without Walls, Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and Merchant City Festival Glasgow

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England Manchester City Council

Lovingly designed and built by Fuzzy Duck