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August 10, 2011 9:19 AM   Subscribe

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posted by dersins (15 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
The dancing was o.k. but, someone should oil the the swingset.
posted by winks007 at 9:43 AM on August 10, 2011


pretty cool, were they little kids?
posted by Brentman1000 at 9:49 AM on August 10, 2011


"Expression is a must in krump because krump is expression. You have to let people feel what you're doing. You can't just come and get krump and your krump has no purpose."

That quote from the Wikipedia article is interesting. What I saw in the videos was well-placed and rehearsed, but it seemed lacking in genuine expression so I wondering if the dance had any kind of real content to it. Of course, they're children doing a good imitation so I'm not dissing them.

Then I got to watching some more vids of older people who were clearly from distressed backgrounds and using the dance as a kind of outlet, and the movements made more sense to me. It's interesting to try to see how a dance form evolves/involves from a more or less "organic" expression to a more ossified form.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 9:58 AM on August 10, 2011


This would be a nice place to have SOMETHING other than YouTube links in the description for those of us at work.
posted by maryr at 10:05 AM on August 10, 2011


(In all fairness, the title is a bit of a clue, but I hadn't noticed that when I posted the above comment. Which, as a Community ref, is great. Even so, I stand by my request for more detail.)
posted by maryr at 10:08 AM on August 10, 2011


This would be a nice place to have SOMETHING other than YouTube links in the description for those of us at work.

I'm sorry, were the tags dance, krumping, freestyle, video insufficiently descriptive for you?
posted by dersins at 10:09 AM on August 10, 2011


Apparently not.

I do apologize for posting too hastily, as mentioned above re: the title, but I don't see why a sentence about dancing about the cut would have made this a bad post. I prefer to view a post's content before reading comments when possible. Honestly, I don't pay any attention to the tags, as I generally consider them to be for keyword searches. That's my bad though, and I'll try to pay more attention in the future.
posted by maryr at 10:13 AM on August 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter is not for your not-working-at-work convenience.
posted by cmoj at 10:20 AM on August 10, 2011


Now, that's certainly debatable.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 10:21 AM on August 10, 2011


I'm sorry, can we please get back to the krumping now?
posted by Nomyte at 10:22 AM on August 10, 2011


Metafilter: a nice place to have something other than YouTube links in the description.

(Oh god, how I wish.)
posted by introp at 10:54 AM on August 10, 2011


Mystery Meat Nutritional Information: young children perform "street dance" routines proficiently. 4 min, 2 min.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 11:35 AM on August 10, 2011


Furthermore, this is not krumping.
posted by maryr at 11:43 AM on August 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


My jaw is on the fucking floor. Most kids I know that are this age have the coordination of lame koalas.
posted by msali at 9:12 PM on August 10, 2011


I'm sorry, were the tags dance, krumping, freestyle, video insufficiently descriptive for you?

Yes. Tags aren't visible on the front page, or from the mobile stylesheet. Use your words, and describe what you're linking to.
posted by zamboni at 7:45 AM on August 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


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