You And I Know

By Arlene Phillips
Choreographer Arlene Phillips, whose work includes collaborations with iconic artists Whitney Houston and Tina Turner to Queen and Duran Duran brings You and I Know, featuring Candoco dancers Joel Brown and Laura Patay.

From the ballroom to the Brit Awards, Arlene Phillips has been a trailblazer in choreographing for popular dance genres for over 40 years. We are delighted to have commissioned Phillips to collaborate with Candoco dancers, Joel Brown and Laura Patay, in a romantic duet told through a series of vignettes set across time.

Danced with passion and sensitivity to a collection of pop songs, Joel and Laura offer audiences a potent and emotive exploration of how we fall in and out of love over and over again, often with the same person.

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.
Arlene Phillips

You and I Know will throw out the rule book and inspire audiences around who can dance and what dance can be.

Watch three short films that go behind the scenes with Arlene Phillips and the team.


…this is a little marvel of compression: strong, supple and sexy
Neil Norman, The Stage
A perfect example of people being “differently able”, extending the possibilities and creativity of their dance
Christopher Curtis, Bachtrack

Production details

Concept, Choreography & Direction

Arlene Phillips

Creative Associate

Antonia Franchesci


Joel Brown & Laura Patay

Music Tracks

'Insecure Adolescence'/ Performed and Written by Joel Brown, ‘Renegades’/ Performed by X Ambassadors/ Writers by Noah Feldshuh, Alexander Grant, Casey Harris, Adam Levin and Samuel Harris, ‘Say Anything’/ Performed by Tristan Prettyman/ Written by David Hodges, Steven S. Miller, Tristan Prettyman, ‘Parted Ways’/ Performed by Heartless Bastards/ Written by Erika Wennerstrom, ‘Wrap Your Arms Around Me’/ Performed and Written by Gareth Dunlop

Music Editing and Arrangement

DJ Walde

Co-commissioned by

Without Walls with Greenwich+Dockland International Festival, Stockton International RIverside Festival and Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival


Leviathan Workshop, WAC Arts, Pineapple Studios, Coco Crowley, Gareth Dunlop, Heartless Bastards, Martine Leroy


All Ages



Running Time

15 minutes


All ages

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