VIDEO: ‘The Art of Krump “Journey to heaven” feat. Tighteyez & E.R. by Kaizenpictures

A mini doc exploring the dance form ‘krump’, its lack of acceptance, and the meaning behind it.

K.R.U.M.P. – Kingdom Radically Uplifted Mighty Praise

Krump is a freestyle dance form popularised around 2001 in the streets of South Central, Los Angeles (USA), that is characterised by free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic movement.

The originators of Krumping – dancers ‘Tight Eyez‘ and ‘Big Mijo‘, saw the dance as a way for them to escape gang life and to release anger, aggression and frustration in a positive, non-violent way. This was an opposition to street violence, which was prevalent due to violent gangster activity.

With the cinema documentary RIZE (2006) by the photographer-turned-director David LaChapelle Krump has since spread around the world.

Today, Krumping has world wide influence in dance culture, but it still has difficulty gaining acceptance by society as an art form – primarily, because people don’t understand this dance form and its ‘spirit’.

E.B.S. – European Buck Session

EBS is the biggest Krump event in the world, located in Germany. Dancers from all continents, nationalities, and economic environments come together to compete in battles and to discover one thing:

Who are the best at expressing themselves through Krump?

For more dance-themed videos screened in a live London venue, join us at Screen Social : MOVE on Wed 10th February from 7pm #DanceOnFilm