Back to the Roots

Back to the hip-hop roots in Germany – more precisely to the beginning of the 80s, when Breaking caused a sensation with spectacular moves in the pedestrian zones of the big cities. And when the ghetto blaster becomes a trademark and rap the soundtrack for a cultural movement. After the initial boom, dance disappears from the media and the streets. Where does it stand today and how has its aesthetic evolved? Can the spirit of the early years be revived, or did it never disappear? Break legend Niels “Storm” Robitzky goes on a journey through time with 6 international dancers of different urban styles and catapults the audience directly into the Golden Age of Hip Hop.

Choreography: Niels “Storm” Robitzky, Dance: Manuela Bolegue Yamokon, Souhail Jalti, Joëlle Karfich, Solomon Quaynoo, Willie Stark, Rymon Zacharei, Choreographic Assistance: Christian ROBOZEE Zacharas, Light: Moritz Bütow, Sound: Julian Büsselberg and Malte Selke (SONIC MOOD), Stage Design: Aaron Stratmann, Matthias Brinkhoff, Bianca Benzer, Production Management: Anna-Lena Werner, Trailer: Young-Soo Chang

Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Premiere in the context of RUHR GAMES 21 // Guest performances a.o.: Oberhausen Summer of Culture 2021, “German-Turkish Culture Night” Ruhr Museum/Stiftung Zollverein 2021, Dance Festival Staatstheater Saarland 2022.

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