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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:16 am 
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The Clowning, Wilding-Out Battle Dancers of South Central L.A.
by GUY TREBAY for the New York Times

The dance they were demonstrating is called krumping, equal parts break dance, pantomimed battle and demonic possession. As break dancing did 25 years ago in the South Bronx, krumping arose spontaneously some time in the last decade in neighborhoods in Long Beach and throughout South Central Los Angeles.

published: June 19, 2005
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'Rize' Captures Exuberant Dance Genre
By DAISY NGUYEN
In The Washington Post
The Associated Press
Wednesday, June 22, 2005; 3:28 PM


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LOS ANGELES -- Dancers in a new documentary have a lot to say about an inner-city craze called krumping that's transformed their lives, but when asked to describe how it's done, they get tongue tied.

They call it clowning, stripper dancing, ghetto ballet _ a form of therapy to help them cope with the struggles of growing up in crime-ridden South Los Angeles. But words aren't enough to capture the anguish and exuberance displayed with every rapid bounce or fist punched in the air.

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From Malena Amusa in the Boston Globe:
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Boston can’t put a krump in its style
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Signature urban dances born out of black culture are nothing new. They’re popular because they transform dance floors into coordinated exercise classes where everyone is moving in trance in the same step, but with their own spin on it. The result: a sense of healthy competition and community. But in Boston, a more reserved club culture prefers dressing up to dancing down.

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All the right moves
by KATIE PUCKRIK for the Guardian

In true urban fashion, this is dance as warfare - the pent-up frustration and hostility of these dead-end kids exploding into combative dance-offs in alleys and street corners.

Ringleader of this phenomenon is Tommy The Clown, a self-styled "ghetto celebrity" whose clown group is pre-eminent among 50 other such groups.

published: November 26, 2005
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