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Neighbours Brigel Gjoka, Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit & Ruşan Filiztek created in collaboration with William Forsythe

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Two male dancers performing in a dark room
Neighbours is a raw, powerful collaboration by two extraordinary artists each from a distinct movement and cultural heritage.
Two dancers performing in Neighbours
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Pioneering abstract b-boy Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit and established contemporary dancer Brigel Gjoka were inspired by their time on William Forsythe’s A Quiet Evening of Dance. Both at the cutting edge of their disciplines, they’ve created a work that brings together their diverse expertise and draws influence from their Kurdish and Albanian roots.

A new choreographic language forms as they examine moments of transformation and contemplation at the crossroads of urban, classical and contemporary dance. Through their shared experience a simple truth emerges, that dance is part of being human.

Touring calendar
16 & 17 May 2023 Théâtre de Liège Liege, Belgium Tickets here
19 & 20 May 2023 De Singel Antwerp, Belgium Tickets here

Image credits Brian Ca ©

Extraordinary b-boy Rauf ‘RubberLegz’ Yasit

★★★★★ THE GUARDIAN (on A Quiet Evening of Dance)

In Dialogue Brigel Gjoka and the feather-footed Riley Watts romp through a casual-seeming duet in which moves are repeatedly shared, copied and bettered with insouciant bravura

★★★★★ THE FINANCIAL TIMES (on A Quiet Evening of Dance)

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If you’re interested in booking this production for a venue or festival, we’d love to hear from you.

Bia Oliveira
Head of Producing & Touring

Aristea Charalampidou
Tour Producer

Creative Team

Choreographers and performers – Brigel Gjoka & Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit
Part 1 created in collaboration with William Forsythe
Composer & Musician – Ruşan Filiztek, Accords Croisés
Lighting Designer – Zeynep Kepekli
Costume Designer – Ryan Dawson Laight

A Sadler’s Wells Production with the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels
Co-produced with PACT Zollverein Essen, Pôle européen de création -Ministère de la Culture/Maison de la Danse Lyon, Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2021, CndcAngers, TAP –Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers, Sydney Festival, Festival d’Automne à Paris; Chaillot –Théâtre National de la danse,La Filature, Scène nationale de Mulhouse, Julidans Amsterdam, Théâtre de Liège, MC2: Maison de la Culture de Grenoble, Teatro municipal do Porto, KDF / Kalamata Dance Festival, Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino -Teatro Nazionale and centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie.

Part I World Premiere: 29 & 30 November 2019 at PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany.
Developed piece World Premiere: 3 & 4 March 2022 at CNDC Angers, France.