Krump is a form of dance created by street artists “Tight Eyez” and “Big Mijo” in South Central, Los Angeles. Free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic, Krump is all about conditioning the mind & body and communicating the dancer’s personal emotions.
Led by Australian Krump Champion Shutdown (aka BADDBEAST), this intensive one-week workshop will start with the basic to intermediate techniques of “Foundation of Krump”. Then the participants will move to the next phase known as “Creation” and explore different moves that can be applied to Krump. Curated in the style of “Lab (Learning All Basics)”, participants will be asked to send a video to Shutdown and Shaun Parker daily as part of their personal dance development project. They will then have intensive technique practice through each class during the week.
Participants can attend IN PERSON (limited places) at The Seymour Centre (enter via Stage Door) or ONLINE. Zoom links will be provided at least 24 hours prior to each session.
Book for the week or attend single sessions.
ABOUT MARK “SHUTDOWN aka BADDBEAST” MANAHAN
Mark Manahan aka Shutdown, The Maddawg, is the leader of the pirates2k13 and also part of Straight Krump Australia and globally known fam #TheBeastcamp under Beast aka Baby Tight Eyex as BADDBEAST.
Shutdown had been dancing for 13 years starting off with hip hop and popping. Emerging from a challenging childhood, Shutdown used krump as an outlet to help him cope with life and helped him focus his life and pursue his dreams of becoming a dancer. A father of two, Shutdown found himself through dance, learning to become a better person through inspiring and motivating others and mentoring the youth.
Shutdown won the 2018 Australian Krump Championship, travelling internationally to be placed 4th in the World Krump Championship. He choreographed the short ﬁlm Kill Off featuring Abby Earl (American Horror Story), and has won dance tournaments in Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Germany, and the USA.
SYDNEY MOVES is supported by the City of Sydney.