The Underground on Screen and Stage

Photo by Francesco Belvedere

Not only is “The 818 Session” screening at Dances With Films and Dance Camera West in June, but Miss Prissy is working on a film titled “The Underground,” and Prissy and Lil’ C are creating an original live show to premiere at Bovard Auditorium at USC on Sept. 5, 2012.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of krump, a street dance created by youth in South Los Angeles, which was the focus of Dave LaChapelle’s 2005 documentary Rize. Celebrating this milestone, choreographer and krump founder Miss Prissy, who has danced with Snoop Dogg, the Game and Madonna, is creating a live theater experience revolving around the art of krump, titled “The Underground: From the Streets to the Stage.” The show, which also features the choreography and talent of Lil’ C, another founder of krump and a guest judge on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” illustrates why it was and still is so necessary — emotionally, spiritually and physically — to the dancers who krump regularly in the streets, in studios and in spaces around the world.


Bovard Auditorium
September 5, 2012

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