The conversation “Krump: Dancing Towards Togetherness” introduces the world of Krumping, its socio-political facets and potentials to contribute to the decolonisation of dance in Germany and Europe through its power of togetherness, emotionality and self-authorship. Grichka Caruge is the choreographer of “A Human Race: The Rite of Krump”, produced by Tanzkomplizen, which is an attempt to open the stage to new and relatively young forms of urban and community dance, while expanding and transforming the Krump language itself towards a choreographed piece. With Dicko, the conversation also navigates towards the effect of Krumping on personal growth and psychological empowerment, which also brings us to the aspect of dance for youth and how to use dance for diverse and accessible socio-cultural practices. The conversation is hosted by Nora Amin who attempts to interweave the critical discourse of the decolonisation of dance with the various aspects of understanding the history of Krump and its potential.
For more information on Krump please visit:
“Making Peace” – Essay on Krump by Nora Amin (in English)
“Schöpferische Kraft” – Article by Lucia Matzke at tanzraumberlin.de
Dossier with background for the production “A Human Race” (PDF)
Accompanying material to the performance “A Human Race” (PDF)
Grichka Caruge co-founded RAF CREW in 2007, where he won the HIP HOP World Championships in 2009. He co-choreographed “RAF city’z” (2010) and founded in 2009 the collective “Madrootz“, which brings together many French pioneers of the Krump movement but also international leaders. Since 2013 he has been artistic director of the International Illest Battle, an international Krump meeting. In 2017, he co-choreographed the short film Les Indes Galantes, by Clément Cogitore.
Dicko-Andrea Din participated in multiple battles and competitions like Buckyard (Prague), EBS (Düsseldorf), 1st of May Battle (Berlin). She teaches Hip Hop & Krump to children/teenagers and adults, working in projects like Urban Feminism (Tanz im August), as well as working in projects with Flying Steps Entertainment, including an appearance in the movie “Into The Beat”. She is a founding member of the All-female dance collective Walashé (based in Berlin). Since 2019 she is part of the Aura Fam (Germany, France, Indonesia).
Nora Amin is a performer, author, choreographer & theatre director. Founder of the Egyptian nation-wide Project for Theatre of the Oppressed and its Arab network, founder of Lamusica independent Theatre group where she directed and produced 40 productions of dance, theatre and music. Based in Berlin since 2015. Currently member of the steering committee of the Dance Mediation Centre (TVZ), and a board member of the German Centre of the International Theatre Institute. Author of “Migrating the Feminine” and “Dance of the Persecuted” (MSB Matthes & Seitz).