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