From Metropolis (1926) to Rize (2005)
LaChapelle, a talented photographer and artist, has also touched on film art – in addition to video clips and films, has also expressed himself as a remarkable documentary filmmaker. In films Rize and Krump, he documented the street culture of youth gangs in Los Angeles. He focused on the Krump dancing style – with its expressivity it rivals the best works aimed at awakening the most dynamic of emotions. Let us take a look at this dance style, so often characterized as highly aggressive, and compare it with other dance expression of dramatic manifestations captured in the history of world cinema.