Rize

    Genre
    Documentary, Music
  • Runtime
    86 mins
  • Release Date
    2005
  • Countries
    USA, UK
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Rize, a brilliant documentary by renowned photographer and video clip maker David LaChapelle, exuberantly demonstrates the rise of Clowning and Krumping, a startling new hip-hop dance subculture, which grew beneath the mass-media's radar. Taking advantage of unprecedented access, 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 sped up to impossible speeds. For the dancers, Krumping becomes a way of life and, ultimately, the dance becomes a vital part of who they are.
DIRECTED BY:
David LaChapelle
CAST INCLUDES:
Tommy the Clown, Larry Berry, Dragon

SYNOPSIS

Remember the break-dance films of the 1980s? Well imagine a new form of street dance: one that is creatively and physically demanding and performed at incredible speed with unbelievable agility. Then imagine the rival dance gangs settling their differences in a major auditorium with an old-fashioned dance battle, a la Electric Boogaloo. Then imagine that it’s all real. Throw in a thumping hip-hop soundtrack and you have Rize.

Rize

    Genre
    Documentary, Music
  • Runtime
    86 mins
  • Release Date
    2005
  • Countries
    USA, UK
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
David LaChapelle
CAST INCLUDES
Tommy the Clown, Larry Berry, Dragon
Rize, a brilliant documentary by renowned photographer and video clip maker David LaChapelle, exuberantly demonstrates the rise of Clowning and Krumping, a startling new hip-hop dance subculture, which grew beneath the mass-media's radar. Taking advantage of unprecedented access, 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 sped up to impossible speeds. For the dancers, Krumping becomes a way of life and, ultimately, the dance becomes a vital part of who they are.

Remember the break-dance films of the 1980s? Well imagine a new form of street dance: one that is creatively and physically demanding and performed at incredible speed with unbelievable agility. Then imagine the rival dance gangs settling their differences in a major auditorium with an old-fashioned dance battle, a la Electric Boogaloo. Then imagine that it’s all real. Throw in a thumping hip-hop soundtrack and you have Rize.