Arlene Phillips on You and I Know

Ahead of their performance at Dancing City, legendary choreographer Arlene Phillips shares an insight into working with Candoco Dance Company on this newly commissioned work.

I’m so excited to be working with Candoco dancers Joel Brown and Laura Patay to create a new piece that seeks to play with and disrupt the structure of the love duet.


The wonderful thing about Joel and Laura is their ability as actors as well as dancers. My first day working with them was spent developing the intimacy needed for a love duet and finding ways for them to express their love through dance. During the following rehearsal, we had a breakthrough and they inspired me to go on working through every emotion needed for this piece. Joel and Laura make their bodies work as individuals and together in extraordinary ways.


Love is an emotion we can all identify with and in this duet we will be inviting the audience to explore its complexities and how our daily routines can sometimes shape our relationships.


See You and I Know at Dancing City
Jubilee Plaza (outside Canary Wharf tube station), Canary Wharf, E14
Friday 1 July 13:30 & 18:00
Saturday 2 July 14:35 & 16:40

Watch a Behind the Scenes video


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