Brigel Gjoka & Rauf›Rubberlegz‹Yasit
- Co-production & World premiere within the framework of the cooperation project ›Konstellationen‹
- Fri 29.11.19 20 h
- Sat 30.11.19 20 h
In the premiere of their new production, Rauf›RubberLegz‹Yasit and Brigel Gjoka unite two worlds: How can new forms of movement evolve at the interface between urban and contemporary dance? Rauf›Rubber Legz‹Yasit is an autodidact, an ›abstract b-boy‹ and choreographer, who has developed a style now entirely his own. True to his stage name ›RubberLegz‹, he is famous for transforming his body into literally inconceivable, fluid forms. Trained ballet dancer and choreographer Brigel Gjoka has toured internationally as a contemporary dancer and belonged to the Forsythe company from 2011 to 2015. Since 2014 he has been artistic director of Art Factory International in Bologna.
Moments of transformation, dialogue and contemplation emerge in an experimental duet: How can radical new concepts be imagined while still allowing space for cultural and the dancers’ own individuality? Inspiration for this new work comes from the dancers’ creative exploration during the creation of William Forsythe’s latest stage work, ›A Quiet Evening of Dance‹ (2018).
Choreography, performance: Brigel Gjoka, Rauf Yasit In collaboration with: William Forsythe Production: Sadler's Wells (London) Co-production: PACT Zollverein (Essen)