I first came across the phenomenon that is Krumping back in the summer. The New York Times had an article about this craze that had hit Los Angeles.
Well, fashion photographer turned director, David LaChapelle, has created a feature length film on this manic dance craze.
Krumping is a fast and aggressive form of dancing that appears to almost be fighting. Invented by Thomas Johnson, a birthday clown, the dance is also known as clown dancing.
The Observer says:
"Krump dancing resists definition because it's a style that is continually changing. In the course of Rize, we see how the dance evolves from the 'stripper dance', a high-octane booty-shake into a kind of sinuous, furious, free-form demonic possession (some dancers even 'get krump' in church, as a way of communing with Jesus). Glistening limbs flail at impossible speed; the movement is so aggressive that it looks like the prelude to a fight. One dancer calls it ghetto ballet."