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Smother (Formerly If You Leave)

Thursday 16 April 2015 - Saturday 18 April 2015

Can you stay true to yourself, when everything suggests you change?

201’s raw, contemporary hip-hop movement returns in Smother: a story of two people's broken encounter.

After acclaimed performances in New York and a sold out London debut at The Place, 201 Dance Company presents the full length production of Smother. Touching on themes of addiction, obsession, and the true meaning of commitment, choreographer Andrea Walker directs a cast of eight dancers in a fast-paced, intimate performance exploring the relationship of two young men.

Winner of the BDC Outstanding Award for concept choreography.

Previews: 7th & 8th August.
2for1 tickets: 10th & 11th August.

You can read an interview by LGBTQ Arts and Culture Review with Choreographer Andrea Walker here

Please note some of the songs in Smother contain explicit lyrics

Twitter: @201dancecompany


"A superb piece of performance... I challenge you not to be captivated by a piece that is at once raw, skillful and intoxicating."

The LGBTQ Arts & Culture Review

Andrea Walker
Patrick Collier
Lighting Designer
Louisa Smurthwaite
Dancers: Andrea Walker, Saran Kohli, Luigi Ambrosio, Michaela Cisariková, Heidi Clark, Fraser Murray, Nicole Chen Wen Ni, Simon Tichelaar.


"an intense urban fairytale of addiction and obsession"


"A bold investigation of the human condition...infectious...danced with passion and conviction"


Supported by

  • Arts Council England
  • Metro Uk
  • GMI Partners