Showcase Marching & Breakin’ at Urban Eindhoven meets Technology
TROMP, EMOVES and The Ruggeds team up for the ultimate cross-over between classical music and urban street culture. On November 8, at the Opening Night of the international TROMP percussion competition and festival in Eindhoven, Dutch percussion virtuoso Dominique Vleeshouwers and leading Austrian percussion soloist Martin Grubinger team up with Eindhoven’s renowned breakdance crew The Ruggeds and the winner of the European Championship for wind orchestras St. Michaël van Thorn. Together they created a performance where breakdance turns into ballet, a traditional Dutch wind band is transformed into a hip-hop orchestra and intimate classical percussion gradually evolves into energetic beats that fill the main hall of Muziekgebouw Eindhoven.
TROMP at EMOVES
On Friday June 29, at the official opening of EMOVES, The Ruggeds will perform the choreography they create on Steve Reich’s minimal composition Nagoya Marimbas for the first time live on stage with Dominique Vleeshouwers and Emil Kuyumcuyan. On Sunday, these two percussionists come face to face in the international World BBoy Classic Championships battle as they perform with the breakdancers and challenge each other to play the best beats.