What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this documentary shows the development of a dance form called krump, or krumping, which consists of fast gyrations and extremely athletic movements. These include the "stripper dance" (thrusting and butt-shaking), and other highly imaginative, aggressive, and stylized moves. The dancers discuss their onerous backgrounds (absent parents, violent neighborhoods, ongoing poverty, drug dealing, deficient schools), and use some street language.
- Families can talk about the resolve shown by these young dancers, as they resist involvements in violence, gangs, and drugs. How does dedication to dancing (in groups and individually) encourage kids to stay focused on constructive self-expression? How does krump also help create a sense of unity and support, through competitions as well as mentoring relationships? What is the connection between this kind of dancing and religious organization, faith, and community?