A projection work exhibited at No Vacancy Gallery in 2018 (note the video has no sound). Krump is a dance of constant change, of volatility, of unpredictability. For those unfamiliar with this culture, Krump emerged in 2000 in the streets of South Central Los Angeles, cultivated by young African-Americans who were looking for an alternative to gang life. It also had strong ties to faith and spirituality, with some dancers using this expression as a form of praise and worship. Whatever the motivation, Krump provided a release and, as the culture developed, so too did its dance foundations, music, dress code and vernacular. In Melbourne, Krump materialised in 2005 in the streets of Dandenong, within a predominately Polynesian community. Over the years, the movement has spread, straddling various cultural groups and postcodes. Street sessions are an important part of the culture and most weekends, you’ll find the Melbourne community dancing in the carpark outside the Victoria Markets. Dualities presents two contrasting video works. One, shot in real time and in colour, focuses on the technicalities of the dance and how it can be interpreted by the individual. It’s also an ode to the city in which the community exists, the city skyline glimmers in the background, the unforgiving bitumen underfoot. The other work, a slow motion black and white video, emphasises the expression of this artform. By slowing down time and shooting in a session setting (where one krumper dances and is ‘hyped’ by the rest of the community) the energy and emotion that is generated by both dancer and community is captured.
KRUMP INTENSIVES | BEAST CAMP TRAINING
Beast & Killa Beast dropped some knowledge during the Krump Intensives/ Beast Camp Training weekend in Melbourne, Australia last month. Check out what went down and stay tuned to the end to see some of their live rounds. Sherwin Salonga Miguel Colón Gian Antagonize De Felipe Vlad Trip Akhchin Ian de Mello Mark Shutdown Manahan Nadiah Biddle Kayla Girl-Rawplay Hamilton Jerinel Bay Candy KidRawplay JD Alex Uso Matautia Yusuf Ali Taufik Christopher Teava Fisher Minh Nguyen Trenten Baskcomb-Omeri Joey Rawplay Ortiz Ariadne Concha Brent Watkins AN Mutantz Lesley Huang Jamal Cerbz Aufaga Steve Freeman Steven Massey Wade Fly Mataira Sue Kim Richard Ng Liz Calingasan Itele Iopu
TIGHT EYEX INTERVIEW | KRUMP INTENSIVES
Interview with Tight Eyex whilst he was out here for Krump Intensives... January 2016, Passion Studio, Melbourne. **We do not own copyright for any of the additional footage and songs used** Shout out to the Madrootz crew in particular for the footage- the next Illest Battle International event takes place in Paris on June 11 & 12, 2016.
WAR | KRUMP INTENSIVE HIGHLIGHTS
Highlight Reel and Battle tactics workshop. The workshop participants were split into two teams, one team lead by Tight Eyez and the other lead by Baby Tight Eyez. The teams had to make a concepts, combos, tag team moves responding to the theme of WAR. Track: Live Noize by 300 feat. GullyTraxx