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The first part of a diptych created and performed by the “abstract b-boy” Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit and the choreographer-performer Brigel Gjoka.
Neighbours will be developed as an hour-long piece in collaboration with Turkish Composer and musician Rusan Filiztek, to premiere in March 2022.
The two dancers met in 2018 while rehearsing William Forsythe’s most recent work, A Quiet Evening of Dance. This sparked a desire to compare their choreographic backgrounds on stage. The master’s piece provided inspiration, as they embarked together on an exploration of their differences that would then yield a single language, elevating their respective techniques through contact with each other.
Operating at the cutting-edge of their discipline, Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit, a self-taught artist known for composing inconceivably fluid forms with his body, and dancer-choreographer Brigel Gjoka, an elegant exponent of the classical and contemporary genres, engage in a dialogue replete with transformational and contemplative moments.
Neighbours (Part I), for which William Forsythe provided an external view, will have its French premiere at the Biennale.
Piece for 2 dancers
Choreography Brigel Gojka & Rauf "RubberLegz" Yasit in collaboration with Wiliam Forsythe Pour Sadler's Wells : Artistic direction Alistair Spalding CBE | Executive production Suzanne Walker | Production and distribution management Bia Oliveira | Production Florent Trioux | Press Caroline Ansdell | Marketing Daniel King | Technical management Adam Carrée
Production (Part I) Sadler’s Wells, a co-production with PACT Zollverein Essen
À travers la singularité des interprètes, Neighbours, révèle un dialogue de deux univers en syntonie, proposant un riche language basé sur les fondations de cultures et des styles en transformation.