They Live Next Door
Ieva Kuniskis (Lithuania/Great Britain)
Photographer Judita Kuniskytė
Choreographer/Director: Ieva Kuniskis
Performers: Mark Boldin and Nicholas Minns
Composer: Dougie Evans
Costume and set designer: Ryan Dawson Laight
Lighting designer: Barnaby Booth
Dramaturg: Lou Cope
Producer: Sarah Shead / Spin Arts
Commissioned by: Swindon Dance
Supported by: Pavilion Dance South West, The Point, Bradford Theatre In The Mill, Laban Theatre, The Mill Arts Centre Banbury
Funded by: Arts Council England using public funding through the National Lottery
Set in a home, on a street not too far from your own, They Live Next Door explores the light and the darkness of a relationship between two men. Against a background of domestic rituals, the multiple relationships between them unfold, weaving memories, struggles and dreams. They Live Next Door is a touching, tender and gritty show, combining theatre with intricate choreography and nostalgic melodies as it tackles preconceptions around masculinity and communication.
Ieva Kuniskis is a Lithuanian choreographer based in London. She plays with dance and theatre to share stories about everyday life, creating a unique movement language and distinct authentic characters. Ieva interweaves universally relevant themes with affecting, personal stories, inviting audiences to relate to them and follow their own emotional journey in parallel to that of the characters.