Renegade realizes free theatre productions with international partners, dancers, choreographers and cultural institutions – with an emphasis on streetart. Most pieces deal with life models of the young generation. The realization uses various forms of streetart (like graffiti and VJing), of breakdance and modern stage dance. Classicly educated dancers and some of Germany’s best street dancers join on stage in Renegade productions.

As far as directing and cheoreography are concerned, Renegade regularly works together with young talented artists like Frenchman Lorca Renoux as well as praised freelance choreographers like Samir Akika or Malou Airaudo. Renegade was awarded at Theaterzwang NRW 2004, won the Herald Angel 2004, the Guardians Best Physical Theatre Award 2004 and the Fringe First 2004.


Founded in Herne in 2003, Renegade immediately managed to gain a place in the European off-theater scene with its first project, “Rumble”, a HipHop interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet”. After much acclaimed victories at NRW Theaterzwang 2004 and the international Fringe Festival 2004 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the crew started touring through Europe and joined the Harare Festival in Simbabwe, Africa. The following productions “41” (2004), “Messias” (“Messiah”, 2005), “Cage” (2006) and “Extended Teenage Era – E.T.E.” (2007) focused on the approach to life of the second and third generation of immigrants – a world dominated by boredom, lack of perspective and rage. Stylisticly, these productions were positioned between modern dance, breakdance and HipHop, between acting and audio-visual experiments.

While “E.T.E.” went on tour to India and the Middle East, the first dance-only production of Renegade was developed in cooperation with choreographer Malou Airado from Wuppertal: “Schwarze Katze” (“black cat”, 2008). In the same year, the production “Crayfish” drew a collage-like portrait of the history and lifestyle of HipHop. In 2005, after co-founder Markus Michalowski had moved to Australia, Zekai Fenerci took over complete resposibility for Renegade. Since then, Michalowski has been in Renegade’s freelance pool of directors and choreographers to which Samir Akika and Malou Airaudo belong as well.

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Pottporus since 2007, registered association based in Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia.

It's the umbrella for the Young Pottporus, the dance productions of Renegade, the annual autumn Pottporus festival and the Dance School.
Pottporus Association has the aim to promote sustainable creative young people, regardless of (artistic) origin and whether with or without (artistic) education, and to give them a perspective for their work. Through our own development and through the four areas of Pottporus young people have the opportunity to participate and to develop in artistic processes with professional support.

Pottporus takes on trends and developments in the areas of street art - word, dance, image, sound - , and combines them with traditional art forms. Through cooperation with various cultural institutions, this combination will be tested. Pottporus cooperates with different institutions and understands itself as a network of artists, by enabling the development of new ideas.
Pottporus is part of a society that is characterized by a cross-cultural and demographic change. To integrate the trends and impacts of these processes in the artistic work itself Pottporus expose with the reality of human life in the Ruhr. Pottporus redefiens always the own expectation of the own working methods and forms of artistic expression.

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Winner of Theaterzwang NRW 2004, Herald Angel 2004, Guardians Best Physical Theatre Award 2004, Fringe First 2004, nominated for Kulturpreis NRW Ticket 2008

Thanks to all of those who have walked shorter or longer distances with us over the past years and have supported us financially and/or ideally. Many wonderful projects would not have been possible without the self-abandonment of a big, crazy and international bunch of artists and without the courage of our partners in politics, culture and administration. Thanks for your energy, your time and your patience. Thanks for your criticism, your sweat and your money. And, most importantly, thanks for believing in our idea.

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Do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by phone +49 (0) 2325 / 667 01 85 or email

For specific requests please contact the person as follows

Chief Executive Officer/Producer
Zekai Fenerci
+49 (0) 2325 / 467 01 81

+49 (0) 2325 / 467 01 85

Technical Director
Peter Rachel
+49 (0) 2325 / 467 01 80

Coordination Young Pottporus
Kama Frankl
+49 (0) 2325 / 467 01 80

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pottporus e.V.
c/o Zekai Fenerci
Dorstener Straße 262
44625 Herne

tel 02325 / 467 01 81
fax 02325 / 377 79 94

Vertretungsberechtigter Vorstand:
Zekai Fenerci, Mona Tomas
Vorsitzender: Zekai Fenerci
Amtsgericht Herne
Registernummer: i.Gr.
Zekai Fenerci

Pottporus e.V.
kto 1035187
blz 432 500 30
Herner Sparkasse
IBAN: DE45432500300001035187

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