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RubberLegz at Breakin’ Convention

Posted on April 24, 2019

In next month’s Breakin’ Convention on May 4–5, self-taught b-boy RubberLegz returns to Sadler’s Wells to dance in both a solo performance and as a duo with his co-dancer James in the company Wewolf.

RubberLegz – whose real name is Rauf Yasit – is a Los Angeles-based choreographer and dancer who was born and raised in Celle, Germany, and gained his stage name for his ability to contort his body into unthinkable shapes and positions.

Starting out as a self-taught b-boy, Yasit’s repertoire has evolved to include contemporary dance, although his style defies neat categorisation; he has since worked with Opéra national de Paris, LACMA and William Forsythe – and was last seen at Sadler’s Wells in Forsythe’s A Quiet Evening of Dance.

The son of a Kurdish folk dancer, Yasit focuses on projects that bring his dance, design and photography skills together.

Wewolf will perform at Breakin’ Convention as a duo on May 4, while Yasit will perform a solo in WorX, a warm-up event of more risqué work on May 3 in the Lilian Baylis studio.

For more on RubberLegz, click here and to watch Wewolf in action, click here.

Main image: Wewolf. Photograph by Jacob Jonas 

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, is out in May 2019.

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