RubberLegz (US/DE)

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RubberLegz, who’s real name is Rauf Yasit is a Los Angeles based choreographer, director, dancer and visual artist who was born and raised in Germany. When he was a child his father, who was a folklore-dance teacher, taught him traditional folk dances. It didn’t take long for him to discover his passion for Breaking. As a self-taught B-Boy, he began perfecting his skills and growing his passion in 1998. Not long after, he was aptly dubbed “RubberLegz” by his mentor Maxim for his ability to contort his body into unthinkable shapes and positions. He gained international respect for his unique style. For years, he competed in and judged competitions world wide. To this day, he continues to perform and teach workshops all around the globe. By 2007 his repertoire evolved to include performing in contemporary dance productions. Rubberlegz was recently awarded “Best Dancer 2019” by Danza&Danza Magazine for his “original language” that breaks down barriers between dance genres. He has worked with William Forsythe, National Opera of Paris, USC, CalArts, LACMA, ZKM Center for Media and Art Karlsruhe, Malou Airaudo, MuDA, Nike RT, Burberry, GAP, Arashi, Puma, Replay, Sadlers Wells, Flying Steps, Red Bull, Muscle Milk, Moderat, Sony, Sonos, Fiat, WAD MAG, Tumi, HP, Pandora, Pfadfinderei, PACT Zoll Verein, ArtFactory International, CNDC Angers, Loyola Maramount University, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef and Arpels, Maison de la Danse, La Biennale de Lyon, Juli Dans, TAP  Theatre and Auditorium of Poitiers, La Filature Scene Nationale Mulhouse, Théâtre de Liège, MC2:, Bodytraffic, Jacob Jonas The Company, Renegade Theatre Herne, Malou Airaudo, Andy Hines, Jessica Young, Justin Daashur Hopkins, Elliott Sellers, OURO Collective, Modus Operandi, Whim W’Him,  Torino Danza, Pottporus, Urban Arts Ensemble Ruhr, OSCA, University of Central Oklahoma,  Kalamta Dance Festival, Teatro Municipal Do Porto and more. RubberLegz is an Associate Producer of Films.Dance a the global platform for dance. While pursuing his dance passion, he received his diploma in 3D-Vizualization and Animation. He worked for several years with professional design agencies as a visual artist before moving to Berlin and working as a freelance artist in both design and dance. In Los Angeles, RubberLegz is busy focusing on his many projects and utilizing his photography, design and dance skills.

25.03.2024

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