Nigel Charnock + Company
Nigel Charnock is a founder member of DV8, formed his own company: Nigel Charnock + Company in 1995. A maverick and totally captivating performer, Nigel ruptures the boundaries of performance using different disciplines and media to redefine dance as a genre.
Nigel has a string of internationally acclaimed shows to his name and was Artistic Director of Helsinki Dance Company 2002-5. His is well known for his unique solo performances including Human Being, Hell Bent, Original Sin and Resurrection.
Since 2003 Nigel has been touring his solo work, Frank, a fiercely comic blend of improvised monologue, song and dance; very physical and very entertaining. In 2006 Nigel created Stupid Men for an ensemble of male performers and continued to perform Fever, an improvisation based on Shakespeare’s love sonnets with composer and clarinetist Michael Riessler with whom Nigel is developing a new piece ‘Rage’.
His works Children for Louise Lecavalier 2009 and Still for Candoco Dance Company 2008 are still touring to international acclaim.
His solo work One Dixon Road, alongside his new production on a company of ten men are available for touring in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Nigel is in demand as a workshop leader all over the world and continues to sing and play the saxophone! He is currently working for clients such as National Theatre of Wales and and Machol Shalem in Israel amongst others.
Future projects include another collaboration with genius Jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock, making work in Austria, Israel, Canada and a series of monologues entitled ‘Nevertheless’.
Choreographer/Artistic Director: Nigel Charnock
TEN MEN will be an entertaining, uplifting, seriously hilarious piece of dance theatre. It will combine, dance, movement, text and great music to create a joyous work about love, loss, alienation and acceptance. The main themes of the work are society’s attitude to ‘difference’, gay culture, ‘masculinity’, sexual stereotypes, class differences and the pursuit of happiness.
Nigel: “I really want to make a piece that is a great night out at the theatre which is entertaining and accessible to a wide audience. I want to make something that is at the same time a West End musical and a hard hitting piece of physical theatre.
TEN MEN, whilst dealing with important issues such as racial and sexual discrimination, will be a celebration of life, love and ‘being human. The most important thing for me with this work is that it communicates a feeling of joy and love without being sentimental or in any way pretentious.”
TEN MEN will be a gloriously bright, witty and wondrously funny dance work.
Nadja Dias, Executive Producer
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