»The new Ruhr District is no longer inhaling dust, but rather the future.«

URBANATIX – A crossover-mixture of contemporary urban street cultures with modern artistry, presented by more than 55 performers. New shows starting from November 17 to November 28, 2017.


It takes visionary ideas to shape the future. URBANATIX, in many respects, might be seen as such an idea. This unique project transforms young people’s visions into reality by taking the ambition, power, imagination and creativity that they normally demonstrate on the streets in their subcultural environment and raising these abilities to an artistic level. Unique not only within its native surroundings, the highly urbanized and traditionally industrialized »Ruhrgebiet«, URBANATIX offers opportunities for the development of the young participants that reach far beyond their individual artistic peer groups.


More than 55 street artists and world-class acrobats fascinated the »Ruhrgebiet« with »URBANATIX – The Show« during May and December 2010 and again under the header »Spinning Around« in November 2011. Equipped with new stage props, fresh settings and different pro artists the event has been further developed into the »URBANATIX CloseUp!«, »URBANATIX sub:City«, »URBANATIX outside the box«, »URBANATIX Now!« and »URBANATIX Drop the Beat«-series of Shows in November 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. And again with overwhelming success: URBANATIX continued to set standards as the most innovative blending of urban physical art and modern worldclass artistry.


The street artists performing the separate disciplines of parkour/freerunning, tricking/martial arts, breakdance and biking were selected throughout several multistage castings. The selected performers then worked and practiced with international trainers, artists and choreographers who developed and shaped the young people´s talents in several workshops and during an intense training camp.


From the first shows in 2010 up to their performances in 2016, the young people selected in castings convincingly demonstrated in public that passion and perseverance combined with hard training finally pay off. Teaming up with world-class artists in URBANATIX, the young traceurs, trickers, breakers and BMX riders presented more than 100 breathtaking multimedia artistic shows on the specifically tailored stage of one of Europe´s most extraordinary venues: the giant industrial cathedral »Jahrhunderthalle« in Bochum. The last series of URBANATIX Shows in 2016, entitled »URBANATIX Drop the Beat«, was spontaneously rewarded each night with standing ovations by an overall crowd of some 18.000 people visiting a total of 16 sold out shows. Internationally renowned artists participating in URBANATIX so far: Ignacio Adarve, »aiR Dit«, Balagans, Barcode-Trio, Eric Bates, Marie Bitaroczky, Damien Bleriot, Héloïse Bourgeois & William Underwood, Cirque la Compagnie, Charlotte de la Breteque, Chilly & Fly, Chris & Iris, Joren Dawson, Duo Foucauld & Vanina, Duo Iroshnikov, Duo Tr’espace, Anke van Engelshoven, Mario Espanol, Michael Evolution, Jimmy Gonzalez, Frédérique Hamel, Hilty & Bosch, Lea Hinz, Valérie Inertie, Oskar Kaufmann, Kiebre-Duo, James Kingsford-Smith & Lih Kun Wong, Alexandre Lane, Sarah Lett, Lukas & Aaron, Charlie Mach, Yamine Manaa, Julien Mandier & Antoine Terrieux, Rémi Martin, Erika Nguyen, Katya Nikiforova, Kevin Nikulski, Javier Ninja, Hugo Noël, PetAir, Les Philebulistes, Adréanne Quintal & Jonathan Julien, Lisa Rinne, ROBEAT, Alexandra Royer, Alexandra Savina, Romi Seibt, Sons Company, Eike von Stuckenbrok, Suren & Karyna, Olivier Sylvestre, Tobias Wegner, Frank Wolf, Carlos Zaspel.
Join the URBANATIX-Family: info@urbanatix.de
Tickets: www.jahrhunderthalle-bochum.de
Ticket-Hotline: +49 1805 – 234 400


The »Ruhrgebiet« (transl.: Ruhr Area) is an urban area in the western part of Germany, covering a substantial part of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It consists of numerous larger and smaller, formerly mostly industrial cities bordered by the rivers Ruhr to the south and Rhine to the west. Since the 19th century, following the increasing exploitation of mining and steel industries, the more important Ruhr cities, such as Duisburg , Essen, Bochum and Dortmund, have grown together and developed into an almost completely settled and urbanized area with many important and today even internationally listed and preserved industrial landmarks. Inhabited by some 5.6 million people, the »Ruhrgebiet« is the largest urban agglomeration in Germany and the follows the metropolitan cities of Moscow, London and Paris as Europe’s fourth largest urban area.