Posted on April 24, 2019
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.
Main image: Wewolf. Photograph by Jacob Jonas