Oct 31: GROOVE – The Ruggeds and The Ghetto Funk Collective

Date: October 31
Time: 7.30 pm

Price: 100 :-

The sound volume in the performance is intended for people over 12 years.

During this lively dance concert, The Ruggeds and Ghetto Funk Collective take you 50 years back in time to the era of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Marvin Gaye. They guide you on a journey through the evolution of Funk & Soul to Hip-Hop, House, and everything in between.

In GROOVE, this mix of dancing musicians and musical dancers throws a party on the stage. These two top dance crews from the Netherlands showcase their skills globally, with The Ruggeds recently becoming World Champions in Breaking.

So, dress to impress and put on your best outfit for this Night Out On The Town filled with live music, improvisation, and spectacular dance moves, where the Soul Train knows no final stop.

The Ruggeds strive to continually challenge themselves in the theater, aiming to surprise their audience. Whether it’s a high-energy show that gets your blood pumping like Adrenaline or an intimate setting as seen in State Shift, they consistently garner recognition in both the battle scene and the theater.

“The Ruggeds have put Dutch Hip-Hop dance on the map.” – Jury report Charlotte Köhler Prize 2020.

 “Consistently surprising.” – Jury report for De Zwaan for the ‘most impressive dance production’ of 2022.

Remaining true to themselves, they draw inspiration from Hip Hop and street culture, unapologetically bringing it to the theater. GROOVE, too, promises to be a surprising show, definitely worth a visit.

Today, a dynamic and eclectic community thrives. With a passion for creating and sharing dance, music, and art that sets people in motion, Ghetto Funk Collective from Amsterdam is a family of creative individuals. They come together to form a unique movement, sound, and experience within their shared love for funk culture. It’s not just a music genre for them; it’s an embrace of its lifestyle and essence. They embody the spirit of funk in the 21st century and have swiftly become one of the most influential forces in the global funk scene. In essence, Ghetto Funk Collective is a distinctive and innovative group pushing the boundaries of funk dance and music. With their infectious energy and dedication to making a positive impact, they are sure to continue causing a stir in the global industry for years to come.

Music making Dancers turning  up the Funk
Producer: The Ruggeds
Music: Jessy ‘FORTBEIGE’ Kemper, Alexander ‘Shield Beats’ Henriksen
Choreographer: Ruben ‘Chi’ Verhoeven
Cast: Lucinda Wessels, Rico ‘Griimsen’ Coker, Sammy Huijts, Virgil ‘Skychief’ Dey, Roche Apinsa, Alexander ‘Shield Beats’ Henriksen, Jessy ‘FORTBEIGE’ Kemper, Ruben ‘Chi’ Verhoeven
Direction: Niek Traa
Graphic design: Franky Sticks
Light and decor: Ido Koppenaal
Costume: Jinko Joshu
Website: www.theruggeds.com/groove
Mer information: @groovetheshow @theruggeds @ghettofunkcollective