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Sribi Switi is a hip-hop performance for preschoolers

Rotterdam-based dance company Lloydscompany has developed a hip-hop performance for preschoolers. Featuring playful hip-hop dance forms such as popping and robotics. The adventurous performance is inspired by well-known Surinamese and Dutch children's stories and songs. Sribi Switi will be performed at Theater Zuidplein on 6 April.

In a playful dream world, two hip-hop dancers and a beatboxer take you on a nocturnal journey to the land of imagination. A pleasant world where nothing is what it seems and where your dreams become reality. Colours, sounds and characters you only encounter in dreamland change in the same rhythm as the seasons. They come to life in this fantasy world where everything seems to float.

In Sribi Switi (Surinamese for 'sleep well'), hip-hop dance forms such as popping, robotics, tutting and waving are complemented live with sounds, samples and music by a beatboxer.

Lloyd Marengo

Lloyd Marengo grew up in raucous Rotterdam of the 1980s and learned to dance on the streets. In the 1990s, his hangout in Rotterdam West, Twilight, became the epicentre of hip-hop. Lloyd created a furore with 010 B-boys, which achieved worldwide success and put Rotterdam hip-hop and street culture on the map. Lloyd is one of the founders of the Hiphophuis, he worked with Scapino and Conny Janssen Danst, among others, and his work was shown at the Nederlandse Dansdagen and at the Royal Theatre Carré. In 2019, this pioneer started his own company: Lloydscompany.

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