Pottporus works with international, national dancers, choreographers and directors, with graffiti and streetart artists, musicians, rappers, beatboxers, visual artists, performers and poetry slammers. A unique network of partners from the fields of culture, education and society has also been created, enabling interdisciplinary exchange and cross-disciplinary project development. For more than 10 years Pottporus e.V. has been closing a gap in the cultural landscape of NRW with its aesthetics rooted in hip hop culture - be it for the actors or the audience of urban art.
In 1999, Pottporus e.V. in cooperation with the Herne Youth Promotion Agency organised the first Ruhrpottbattle - now a legendary event in the region and a highlight of the international and national hip hop scene. Every autumn, the best B-Boys, B-girls and crews from all over the world compete against each other in categories such as Hip Hop, Breakdance, Popping and Krumping. www.ruhrpottbattle.com
For the duration of a week, around 80 artistically talented young people aged between 14 and 21 come together with professionals from different fields of the arts - acting, breakdance, producing and singing.
This format offers young prodigies from the Ruhr metropolis to further develop their artistic profile and expression through interdisciplinary collaborations. The KunstCamp 2019+2021 ist lead - artistically and contentwise - by Pottporus e.V.
A program by the RVR in cooperation with 11 partner cities. implementation: Pottporus e.V
RUHR GAMES, Europe's largest sports festival for young people, first went public in 2015. Pottporus is responsible for the street art program at Zeche Zollverein / Essen and lays the foundation for a successful partnership that developed since 2017.
Further cooperations (a selection): Suchen & Denken - Experimental Hip Hop Performance with 40 young people from 4 countries (2018, Urban Roach, Bochum), International Summer Battle (2015, 2017, 2019, PACT Zollverein / Essen), Urban-Art-AGs (2015 - 2018, Schauspielhaus Bochum)