Expedition: Hip Hop - MY IDENTITY?
Choreography & direction: Kama Frankl and Rymon Zacharei
The Ruhr area is known for its strong hip-hop scene. But what exactly is hip hop? The expression of a certain attitude towards life? A mouthpiece for adolescents and young adults, especially for those with a “migration background”? And who is a “real” hip hopper anyway?
7 young people between the ages of 12 and 18 dealt with the urban dance scene of the Ruhr area and developed their first full-length piece as a newly founded hip-hop dance theater ensemble. Under the artistic direction of Kama Frankl and Rymon Zacharei, the young dancers and performers questioned today's ideal image of a hip hopper and tell the audience their own personal stories!
By and with: Elvin Dudaj, Sezin Ince, Mika Hoffmann, Baker Tarchichi, Pinar Özkan, Elena Roserschein, Elly Levasch
Choreography & Direction: Kama Frankl, Rymon Zacharei (Rayboom)
Funded by the Interkultur Ruhr development fund and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Premiere: November 12th, 2017, Flottmann-Hallen Herne
Further dates and guest performances: including ZECHE 1 / Center for Urban Art, Ruhr International - Festival of Cultures Bochum
Invitation to the intermediate selection for the national competition dance meeting of the youth 2018 of the Berliner Festspiele