A spectacular new outdoor performance brought the atmosphere and passion of the Rugby League out of the stadium and onto the streets.

This specially-commissioned free show, which featured dance, music and aerial performance, told three unique stories about the game and its people, charting how it has evolved from its roots to the sport we see today.

Bringing together passionate fans of sport and art This Is Us celebrated The Power of Together with a central company of professional performers collaborating with a participant cast drawn from the residents of each location.

The Power of Performance: This is Us was performed in Newcastle, Hull, Leeds and Manchester in October and November 2022.

Power of Performance: This is Us is produced by Pinwheel, directed by Robby Graham / Southpaw Dance Company with Simon Sharkey as writer and artistic advisor.

This production is part of the RLWC21 Cultural Festival which is generously funded with public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and delivered in partnership with Newcastle City Council, Hull City Council, Leeds 2023, North of Tyne Combined Authority and Libraries Connected.