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Ruben Reniers

 

born in Jakarta, grew up in Rotterdam, where he completed a Bachelor's degree in contemporary dance at the prestigious Hogeschool voor de Kunsten / CODARTS. His career as a dancer led him as a member of the ensemble to several theaters in Germany. His long-term collaboration with Amanda Miller / Pretty Ugly Tanz Köln, as well as numerous collaborations with freelance choreographers, was one of the main impulses for his artistic development. Since 2009, Reniers has pursued his fascination with movement and composition through the creation of his own choreographic works.

 

He deals with his artistic ideas in three different formats, each with a different focus: rubarb dance & art was created in cooperation with the illustrator Barbara Steinitz, and focuses on the poetic interplay between energetic, body-oriented movements and the delicacy of paper art. The Freiraum Ensemble, Cologne, was funded by Reniers and draws its attention to the particular appeal of site-specific performances in extraordinary locations, while Ruben Reniers' productions are distinguished by their interdisciplinary character, which is due to the integration of other genres, primarily visual Art, comes. Reniers's interest in the medium of film / video is also reflected in the staging of dance films, e. g. his latest production Ephemeral Rooms, which will be presented for the first time at the 25th Quinzena de Dança de Almada / International Dance Festival.

 

In 2017, Reniers was choreographer for the theatrical production Medea at Schauspiel Dresden, directed by Christina Rast. This successful collaboration is currently being continued with the production Alice in Wonderland at the Residenztheater München. Renier's choreographies are generally characterized by a powerful, virtuoso and dynamic as well as delicate, differentiated and intimate style of movement, and have already received great national and international attention.

For example, Renier's solo SimulacrumX was awarded the "Förderer Nachwuchs" and the Audience Award at the VI. international soloDuo Dance Festival NRW, 2015.

 

 

PORTFOLIO

displacement

 

Ruben Reniers

| rubarb dance & art

 

Berlin

2018

Expedition B |Sehnsuch nach Licht

Theaterschiff Maria Helena | RAG Stiftung

 

Saarbrücken, Duisburg, Mülheim, Oberhausen, Recklinghausen und Herne

2018

Alice in Wunderland

Residenztheater

Munich

2017

HERE I AM

Freiraum Ensemble

Cologne

2017

Medea

 

Staatsschauspiel Dresden

 

Dresden

2017

Der Dritte Raum

Tafelhalle

Nürnberg

 

2017

SIMULACRUM X (PARTII)

Ruben Reniers

Berlin

2016

ZERO

Freiraum Ensemble

Cologne

2016

schrittweise

rubarb dance & art

Berlin

2016

exil

Freiraum Ensemble

Cologne

2015

Trunkintail (extended version)

DOCK11

Berlin

2015

The Opening

NIBuu

Berlin

2014

Euphoria

Freiraum Ensemble

Cologne

2014

SimulacrumX

Ruben Reniers

Torino (IT)

2014

FREIraum

Freiraum Ensemble

 

Cologne

2013

 

Hangaufwind

rubarb dance & art

Cologne

2011

Recherche Mülheim

Ruben Reniers

Cologne

2010

In between us

rubarb dance & art

Cologne

2009

Behind the wall

pretty ugly tanz köln

Cologne

2009

Sketches for a dream

pretty ugly tanz köln

Cologne

2008

© Ruben Reniers 2017