Rize

Genre : Musical
Type : Documentary
Column : Cinema/tv, Dance
Year of production : 2004
Format : Feature
http://www.rizemovie.com/index.php

"Rize" reveals a groundbreaking dance phenomenon, "Krumping" that is exploding on the streets of South Central, Los Angeles in the USA. In this fascinating documentary we meet Tommy Johnson (Tommy the Clown), who first created the style in response to the 1992 Rodney King riots, as well as the kids who developed the moves into what is now known as "Krumping". Taking advantage of unprecedented access and interviews with some of the biggest names in contemporary hip-hop music, this documentary film brings to first light a revolutionary form of artistic expression borne from oppression. The aggressive and visually stunning dance modernizes moves indigenous to African tribal rituals and features mind-blowing athletic movement never before seen in dance.


USA, 2005, Documentary, 86mins, English

Director: David LaChapelle

Producer: Oualid Mouaness

Sundance Film Festival (2005)

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