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The Creative Handshake: The Ruggeds

What do Justin Bieber, Afrojack, and the world-breaking (breakdance) championships have in common? The answer: The Ruggeds. In 2014, the breaking group from Eindhoven became world champions for the first time. The beginning of a glorious career. This episode of The Creative Handshake gives you a glimpse into the life of super Rugged Jessy Kemper.

In addition to being a renowned dancer, Jessy is also a music producer and DJ. We know him best as part of The Ruggeds. The friends meet in Jessy's father's dance school, where their hobby turns into passion. On stages like World BBoy Classic, they break loose, and in 2022 they win the world-breaking championship again. The Ruggeds are at their best, when they can do something for the city, like hosting their festival Jams & Gems.


Creation and direction: Rosie Zopfi 
Creative production: Simon Bavinck 
Camera and Colorist: Luke Linssen
Second Camera and Edit: Mitchel Boot
Music: Jasper Zopfi en Jessy Kemper
Logo design & animation: Daphne Betten

About the host The Creative Handshake
The Creative Handshake is an initiative by documentary filmmakers Rosie Zopfi and Simon Bavinck. Together with a team of filmmakers and producers, they offer a stage to Eindhoven talent, allowing creatives and locals to meet each other.

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