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Urban dance forms, hip hop, street styles have arrived as part of the contemporary dance understanding. The two successful dance companies Renegade and SILK Fluegge have been producing urban contemporary dance productions continuously for 20 and 10 years respectively and have been touring successfully with them. What has been missing so far are firm structures, continuous support and institutions, that bring urban dance further forward.

For "THE BIG 5", Pottporus/Renegade and SILK Fluegge have now joined forces and announced five international residencies - exclusively for choreographers with urban roots! From over 40 applications from all over the world, 5 choreographer teams were selected. Together with 10 dancers from the ensembles Renegade and SILK Fluegge, they will develop 5 short choreographies in public space. Their inspiration? Great works of classical ballet, which they deal with as urban choreographers in a contemporary context.

OUROBOROS // Choreography: Jimmy Vairon
Performance: Siryel Chtioui, Gergely Dudás, Earle Garnette, Matej Kubus

V.I.E.R // Choreography: Joy Alpuerto Ritter
Performance: Elias Choi-Buttinger, Joëlle Karfich, Tomy-Lee Kneringer, Nam Tran Xuan


DER KLUB // Choreography: Kirin España
Performance: Elias Choi-Buttinger, Earle Garnette, Joëlle Karfich, Jerca Rožnik Novak

THE NUT AND THE CRACK // Choreography: Los Informalls
Performance:  Elias Choi-Buttinger, Joëlle Karfich, Jerca Rožnik Novak, Nam Tran Xuan

STAY // Choreography: Miller de Nobili
Performance: Weng Teng Choi-Buttinger, Joëlle Karfich

Premiere dates
DER KLUB by Kirin España and STAY by Alexander Miller & Maria Chiara de'Nobili will celebrate their premieres on
23 July 2022 at the Kultursommer Wien (6.30 - 7.30 pm, 20th Mortarapark).

The premiere of all short choreographies will follow in autumn 2022 in the Ruhr area, the date will be announced soon.

THE BIG 5 is made possible by funding from Pottporus / Renegade as part of the project "Laboratory for Urban Dance" from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Herne, and for SILK Fluegge by support from the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport Austria.