Search

They live next door—but do we really know our neighbours? asks Rich Mix theatre choreographer

PUBLISHED: 14:00 22 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:13 22 October 2018

Nicholas Minns and Mark Boldin to perform at Rich Mix in 'They Live Next Door'. Picture: Judita Kuniskyte

Nicholas Minns and Mark Boldin to perform at Rich Mix in 'They Live Next Door'. Picture: Judita Kuniskyte

Judita Kuniskyte

Two neighbours appear to be having a scrap in a turbulent relationship, yet they depend on each other.

Choreographer Ieva Kuniskis... Choreographer Ieva Kuniskis... "Social labelling affects relationships which we might recognise in our own lives".” Picture: Judita Kuniskyte.

They don’t communicate which you might recognise in your own life, according to a theatre dance piece being performed by Nicholas Minns and Mark Boldin at Bethnal Green’s Rich Mix arts centre.

The one-off London show ‘They Live Next Door’ created by Lithuanian choreographer Ieva Kuniskis is an emotional roller-coaster.

“I am interested in social psychology and what makes us who we are,” Ieva explains. “Stereotypes and ‘social labelling’ affect our identity and relationships.

“The two characters are stuck and don’t communicate, yet depend on each other and simply can’t bring themselves to break away—we might recognise aspects of our own lives.”

The audience is sucked into the world of other people’s lives, yet most of us really don’t know our neighbours apart from the odd ‘hello’, Ieva points out.

Her choreography draws on contemporary and folk dance with narrated snapshots and a soundtrack by Dougie Evans creating nostalgic melodies, in this Spin Arts production.

‘They Live Next Door’ is at Rich Mix in Bethnal Green Road on Saturday, October 27, at 7.30pm.

Latest East London News Stories

Yesterday, 15:17

One thousand people left their offices following a basement blaze in Canary Wharf this afternoon.

Yesterday, 13:06

Campaigners have finally sunk plans for the controversial Enderby Wharf cruise-liner terminal going ahead which would have polluted a huge swathe of the Thames and the Isle of Dogs.

Yesterday, 11:00

An advice clinic set up as a temporary free service at Stratford following cuts to legal aid has won a funding contract for a permanent operation.

Tue, 18:00

Optician director Jayesh Maru has seen his way to the ancient mountain-top Inca capital of Machu Picchu and has found his way back to east London.

Tue, 13:36

Children have spent four years researching the life of a pupil at their school more than 100 years ago who was later awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously after being killed in the First World War.

Tue, 09:54

Small businesses occupying railway arches in east London facing crippling rent rises as much as 350 per cent have been promised a tenants’ charter to safeguard their trading.

Tue, 09:00

The indie/folk band Bon Iver will close the second All Points East festival with a headline gig in Victoria Park on Sunday June 2.

Mon, 18:00

Live TV cameras are going behind the scenes at the Royal London Hospital to record how surgeons operate.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now