BREAKIN’ CONVENTION PRESENTS:
by The Ruggeds
choreo Roy Overdijk, Shailesh Bahoran, Virgil 'Skychief' Dey, Lee Demierre
performers Lee Demierre, Virgil 'Skychief' Dey, Roy Overdijk
music Jessy 'Boi Beige' Kemper, Dominique Vleeshouwers
design Ido Koppenaal, Niek Traa
Sadler's Wells, London • 26-27.May.23
For Waterbrothers, a circle on the stage is set beneath a huge nest of light rods as dancers Roy Overdijk and Lee Demierre move with an uncanny liquidity. Remaining close to the floor, they spiral around the space as if pushed by currents, sometimes synchronised but often echoing or challenging each other, taking turns to lead as the movements become bigger, more upright and airborne. And when they touch or collide, it's like a jolt of electricity.
Both pieces are accompanied by live music performed by the talented Jessy 'Boi Beige' Kemper, who also appears live on-stage between the two segments, emerging from shadows. His work has the same improvisational feel as the dancers, blending a range of rhythms and musical styles into a pulsing club-like vibe.
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photos by Emile Vrolijk • 26.May.23