Workshops and masterclass
During the residency in Manchester the companies took the opportunity to join together in activities to develop their craft side by side with the dancers from the different formations. On Wedenesday the 19th of March the three companies travelled from Blackpool to the Z-Arts centre in Manchester, home to Company Chameleon, where they were led in a workshop by Shumpei Nemoto. Shumpei, a choreographer and teacher in his own right, as well being Fernando Melo’s assistant in the recent production for Norrdans, centred the investigation on isolation, floor work techniques and group improvisation composition. The companies also took company class with Nuria Martinez both in Z-Arts and on stage in the Lowry.