Category: ,


Two People In Love Never Shake Hands

This work explores how two people romantically collide, playing with the idea that love is a game of chance and fate can either bring us together or tear us apart. This abstract narrative touches on the social aspects of romantic choice, fantasy, longing, projection, rejection and an anxious/avoidant attachment dynamic.

‘Two People In Love Never Shake’ Hands was commissioned by Ballet X & Nicola Wills and premiered on March 6th, 2024 at the Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, USA.

“a wonderfully danced yet enigmatic work”


Concept and Creation: Nicola Wills

Music, Orchestration, and Sound Design: Adam Vincent Clarke, Joep Beving (Selection)

Performance: Ballet X

Vocals: Madison Vomastek

Trumpet: Johan Boekema

Harp: Maja Dvoracek

Violin: Maria Im

Violin: Alexandr Kislitsyn

Viola: Caleb Paxton

Cello: Branson Yeast

ballet x nicola wills two people in love