Commissioned by Queensland Ballet for Bespoke

The decision to engage Stephanie Lake and her frequent collaborator Robin Fox was terrific on paper and ever more terrific in reality.
— Deborah Jones, The Australian

World Premiere

Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane
February 10, 2017


from Stephanie Lake

Inspired by the rigour and discipline of the ballet dancers, Chameleon explores adaptation, osmosis, uniformity and metamorphosis. A collision of extremes: contemporary and classical, upheaval and control, restriction and freedom. Chameleon is about the continual pull of the group.

There are ruptures, individuals break out and assert their individuality but the draw of the collective is strong and they return again and again to be subsumed. There is strength in numbers. The dancers take the audience with them on a journey through virtuosity, absurdity, spontaneity and the joys of the shared experience.


From Artistic Director of Queensland Ballet, Li Cunxin

These innovative works set our Bespoke program in motion and are all about new people, new art and new ideas. The notion of innovation has, from the outset, formed the very essence of this project. Special thanks to the choreographers, whose vision has enabled the Bespoke concept to come to fruition – Stephanie Lake, Amy Hollingsworth and Jack Lister.

You have truly made this opening Bespoke season one of significance for Queensland Ballet and our audiences. As we strive to contribute to the landscape of new Australian dance works, your choreography brings a much welcomed challenge for our dancers.