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Moving Sounds

What are the various rhythms of life and how do they sound when they melt together? What happens when we adjust to the rhythm of others and when do we choose our own way?

With Moving Sounds, internationally renown and prizewinning urban dancer Ruben Chi creates his first performance in which he combines his passion for the hip hop culture with musical influences from funk and jazz. Inspired by the dance battle scene Chi brings locking, breakin’, housedance and hip hop to the theater. 

Together with dancers from different backgrounds Ruben Chi searches for a connection with inner experiences. Full of energy and inspiration the dancers create the music that determines the rhythm of their movements, through which they discover the rhythms of life. They make a journey through different music genres, memories and feelings. The energetic performers touch your heart with their strength and stories. 

Moving Sounds is the first performance Ruben Chi develops at production house De Nieuwe Oost. Moving Sounds will, among other things, be performed at Moving Futures Festival 2020. 

The premiere of Moving Sounds would’ve taken place on Thursday 26th March. Due to measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 the premiere will be rescheduled to a later date. More information will follow. 

Ruben Chi

Ruben Chi (founder of ‘Ghetto Funk Collective’, fivefold winner of Juste Debout and organizer of SoulCypher) is a urban dancer, choreograph and teacher with a roots in the hip hop culture. After his education Artist Dance Urban, Chi became internationally known as a performing dancer (among others for Armin van Buuren and Ladies of Soul) and toured around the world to dance in big shows and battles. 

Now he is working on his first performance at production house De Nieuwe Oost, called Moving Sounds. In this performance different dance cultures and live music get together. His purpose is to make connections through urban dance that transcend all cultures.

Next to being a dancer and choreographer, Ruben is organizer of SoulCypher, making him a spill in the urban scene. SoulSypher gives a platform to national and international urban dancers through workshops, jams, battles and talk shows.


Choreography: Ruben Chi | Dancers & musicians: Ruben Chi, Argil “Synthazoid” Randon, Oscar “Ozzi” Starink, Thien Bao | Dramaturgical advice: Shailesh Bahoran, Adriaan Luteijn | Costume: Mirte Engelhard |Lighting design: Rob Daanen | Campaign image: Doglah Media Design  | Trailer: Kyllian Hazes | Production: De Nieuwe Oost | Supported by: Gemeente Arnhem, Provincie Gelderland, Fonds Cultuurparticipatie 



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