Body switch, The class starts with an awareness of the body in time, and space. That gradually builds in to a warm-up based on modern and jazz techniques and leads in to longer dance sequences. Focus is placement of the body, coordination, rhythm as well as movement dynamics in the space. Ruben builds strength on a conscious level by using weight, muscle efficiency and a safe body alignment. He encourages the body parts to move in different shapes and directions.
born in Indonesia (Jakarta) and grew up in the Netherlands, dance training at Codarts (Rotterdam). Danced since 1999 first with ‘Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken', followed by 'Staatstheater Braunschweig' and ‘pretty ugly tanz köln'. Worked with Choreographers such as: Marquerite Donlon, Rui Horta, Olga Cobos/Peter Mika, Amanda Miller, Georg Reischl, Irina Pauls, Felix Landerer, Shang-Chi Sun and many others.
From 2009 working as a Freelance Dancer and Choreographer mainly in Germany and toured in Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Poland, Serbia, Croatia, USA, Israel, UK, Taiwan, Indonesia. Ruben Reniers has presented his choreographic works in Berlin in Radialsystem Ⅴ, Sophiensäle, DOCK11 and Festival Salon-K.
Ruben Reniers won the 'Best Solo - Fördernachwuchspreis' and 'Audience Award' with his Solo ‘SimulacrumX’ at the VI. Internationales SoloDuo Tanzfestival NRW + Friends 2014
His latest choreographies: ‘The Opening’ at Rock Zombie VOL.Ⅱ(Berlin, 2014), Trunkintail (Berlin, 2014) SimulacrumX (Torino, 2014), Euphoria (Cologne, 2014) and FREIraum (Cologne, 2013) a site specific open air Dance production at Odonien in Cologne, Hangaufwind (Updraft) at Festival ‘Tanzkonkret’ in Theater Orangerie Cologne, 2011), Recherche Mülheim (Tanzhaus Köln Interim, 2010) In between us’ (Orangerie-Theater im Volksgarten, 2009) with Illustrator Barbara Steinitz and ‘Behind the wall’ (with pretty ugly tanz köln, Arkadas Theater, 2009). In 2009 they founded their ensemble ‘rubarb dance & art’ together with Illustrator Barbara Steinitz which main interests is the artistic mingling of different art forms on stage - because where arts overlap, there will be a rich source for inspiration. 2013 founded Ruben Reniers & Arthur Schopa ‘FREIraum Ensemble’ in the most unlikely places of Cologne, the ‘Odonien’!
More information: www.rubenreniers.com & http://www.freiraum-ensemble.com/