KCRW’s Matt Holzman previews “The Underground” at USC on Sept. 5 for Which Way, LA?
In 2005, fashion photographer David LaChappelle made a documentary called “Rize” about a dance style that was born on the streets of LA. Now, two of the dancers featured in the film are taking this raw form of expression and bringing it to a more polite environment. KCRW’s Matt Holzman has more.
The Radio Shack and the bank in this mini-mall in North Hollywood have been closed for hours. But if you drive-through the Carl’s Jr. on a Wednesday after midnight, you’ll see a group of guys – mostly African-American – standing around in the parking lot. Most people hurry off with their burgers. But that’s too bad, because they’re missing something.
A skinny kid in a baseball cap enters the circle, and everyone goes nuts as he punches and jerks… “raw” is the word that comes to mind. …
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