Rize DVD 1Disc
Rize reveals a groundbreaking dance phenomenon that's exploding across the globe. Taking advantage of unprecedented access, this documentary looks at a revolutionary form of artistic expression that first started on the streets of South Central, Las Angeles. The aggressive and visually stunning dance modernizes moves indigenous to African tribal rituals and features mind-blowing, athletic movement sped up to the seemingly impossible. Rize tracks its fascinating evolution: we meet Tommy Johnson (Tommy the Clown), who first created the style as a response to the LA Riots in 1992 and named it "Clowning", as well as the kids who developed the movement into what is now known as Krumping. The kids use dance as an alternative to gangs and hustling: they form their own troupes and paint their faces like warriors, meeting to outperform rival gangs of dancers or just to hone their skills. For the dancers, Krumping becomes a way of life - and a vital part of who they are.
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