Rated PG-13

Rize is an independent documentary that is essentially compartmentalized around three aspects of two energetic and complex dance cultures, Clowning and Krumping, in the South Central community of Los Angeles, California. 

Featuring interviews and performances as the primary content, the first discusses how Clowning was an extension from hip-hop culture, which was founded in the 1980s on the East Coast.  Composed of five elements, hip-hop naturally influenced this West Coast innovation.  Viewers of this newer style, Clowning, can readily see these cultural elements, including B-boy and B-girl styles of dancing or “breakin’”; graffiti and “taggin’”; and consciousness of the community.

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