David LaChapelle turns his lens on Krumping in new documentary

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-16T07:15:34-04:00 July 7th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Gay photographer David LaChapelle takes a look at the evolution of Krumping in his documentary “Rize,” which is in theatres now.
“Rize” reveals a groundbreaking dance phenomenon that’s exploding on the streets of South Central, Los Angeles. LaChapelle shines a light on this revolutionary form of artistic expression. The aggressive and visually stunning dance modernizes moves indigenous to African tribal rituals and features mind-blowing, athletic movement sped up to impossible speeds.
Like “Paris is Burning” before it, “Rize” illuminates an entire community by focusing on an art form as a movement that the disenfranchised have created. The true stars of the film are the dancers themselves: surrounded by drug addiction, gang activity, and impoverishment, they have managed to somehow rise above. The film offers an intimate portrayal of kids in South Central as they reveal their spirit and creativity. These kids have created art Ð and often family Ð where before there was none.
For more information visit http://www.rizemovie.com.

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