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
In the summer of 2019, around 80 artistically talented young people aged between 14 and 21 came together in Bochum's Viktoriaquartier as part of the first Ruhr Art Camp. In core competence workshops, the young people were trained for a week by professional artists. An event organized by the Regionalverband Ruhr in cooperation with the cities of Bochum, Dortmund, Duisburg, Gelsenkirchen, Hagen, Hamm, Herne, Herten, Recklinghausen and Wesel. Conception and 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.
Within the framework of the Capital of Culture 2010 Pottporus e.V. is the most important representative of urban culture. In cooperation with the MELEZ Festival of Cultures, the association and its independent company Renegade are developing the dance theatre production squat, which will celebrate its premiere in the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum.
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)