Sunday, November 06, 2005


A new film documenting the latest dance craze crossing the South East LA communities and drawing people away from gang alternatives and into dance performance!!

Originating in response to the Rodney King situation [riots after video showing Police assaulting Rodney King] came "Clowning" which is an energetic form of hip hop which takes influences from Indian Dance, Stripping and Rap... the Clown Academy has given rise to an even more high energy version called 'Krumping'. RIZE is an insightful examination of culture, issues and the new pop culture craze...

How will it be butchered in the other manhattanised cultures like here in Oz?
Will it continue to draw young people away from the gang activity alternatives?
Who will make real money from the pursuit of this style?

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