nutrospektif are Friederike Frost, Bahar Gökten, Daniela Mba, Yeliz Pazar and Daniela Rodriguez Romero. The collective, founded in 2012, is dedicated to the examination of movement principles as well as to the cultural practice of urban dance cultures, among them hip hop, breaking, Popping, Locking or Waacking, transferring them into a contemporary, performative and theatrical context.
The dance artists* aim to provide urban dance with more visibility, from an artistic standpoint and from different perspectives, making it accessible for an outside experience. Out of this claim arose stage plays and improvisational formats such as, most currently, “moment(urb)an”. Additionally, the collective developed genre-crossing projects in tandem with other artists* as well as presences at biannual festival “Tanz NRW”, at the Internationale Tanzmesse NRW, (International Dance Fair North Rhine-Westphalia), at Tanz.Tausch festival and at Schrittmacher Festival Generation 2.
The interdisciplinary exchange is mirrored by several collaborations with a number of cultural and educational institutions, such as the Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Art/ MAKK) Cologne, Oper und Schauspiel (Opera and Theatre) Cologne, the Institute of Dance and Movement Culture at the German Sport University Cologne and Pottporus e.V. as well in their recurring co-operations with MichaelDouglas Kollektiv and ZAIK. nutrospektif created their urban dance theatre festival “STREET PERSPEKTIF- Raum für urbane Tanzkunst (space for urban dance art)” as a platform for innovative performance, workshops and international exchange in 2017.