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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.

Brigel Gjoka