Take the Crown [ Electro + Krump Edition ]

Take the Crown [ Electro + Krump Edition ]
17/02/2014 Rua das Gaivotas 6

O projeto The Radiotron apresenta-se como um espaço de experimentação da interseção entre a ‘Alta Cultura’ e a ‘Cultura de Rua’, conceitos basilares do trabalho polivalente que tem vindo a desenvolver no DNA Lisboa desde Agosto de 2013.

Com a artista Catarina Campino e os bailarinos e coreógrafos Vasco Alves e André “Speedy” Garcia como mastermentors, a turma TKO foi o primeiro grupo de bailarinos a investigar, pensar e reinventar a cultura urbana neste prisma – da dança ao discurso. Take The Crown [ Electro + Krump Edition ] foi o primeiro evento oficial do coletivo, que propôs juntar knowledge aos elementos comuns das festas de Hip Hop.

O programa de 15 e 16 de Fevereiro desafiou assim as comunidades dos estilos Electro e Krump a ensinar, competir e debater num evento aberto ao público. Vários pilares do “Hype Hop”, como descrito por Catarina Campino, foram distribuídos pelo espaço ao longo do fim de semana; no Sábado, Andreia “Rooks” Silva, Carlos “Big Z” Zagalo, Dougie “Knight” Bmyst e André “Nozk” Marques lideraram workshops de dança para todos os níveis no Gladiator’s Gymnasium, e a All Styles Cypher Arena foi o palco de call outsbattles eliminatórias no final do dia. No Domingo, a Arena transforma-se num campo de batalha conceptual, com os Black & White Plague Speakers Fausto Bellucci and Mary B Feliciano no centro dos debates sobre o Krump (entre Dougie “Knight” Bmyst e Kat Flow Krump) e o Electro (entre Marcos André e André “Nozk” Marques).

Com a história de cada movimento e a forma como chegaram a Portugal como mote, estas conversas não só fizeram a ponte entre ambos os estilos como expuseram a vontade colectiva de reformular estratégias dentro das comunidades. Da conversa ao movimento, os call outs e battles voltaram ao centro da All Styles Cypher Arena  e o dia terminou com as provas finais que elegeram os 3 melhores bailarinos. Ao longo do fim-de-semana honrou-se outra vertente da cultura de rua no Wall Scriptorium: os visitantes foram convidados a juntar-se à mestre Sara Eugénio e ao artista Ivo Carvalho para saber mais sobre street art e desenhar com grafite nas paredes ou em papel.

Estes dois dias de aprendizagem intensiva e diálogos inesperados representaram um momento único de geração de massa crítica sobre a cultura de rua em Portugal – e deixam à imaginação o que está para vir. mais informação sobre o The Radiotron.

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The Radiotron presents itself as a space for experimenting on the intersection between ‘High Culture’ and ‘Street Culture’, radical concepts for the polyvalent work they have been developing at DNA Lisboa since August 2013. With artist Catarina Campino and dancers and choreographers Vasco Alves and André “Speedy” Garcia for mastermentors, the TKO class was the first group of dancers to investigate, think and reinvent urban culture from this prism – from dance to speech. Take The Crown [ Electro + Krump Edition ] was the collective’s first official event, with the proposition of adding knowledge to the common elements of Hip Hop parties.

The programme for the 15th and 16th of February thus challenged the communities from Electro and Krump stypes to teach, compete and debate in an event that was open to the public. Various pillars of “Hype Hop”, as described by Catarina Campino, were distributed through the space over the weekend; on Saturday, Andreia “Rooks” Silva, Carlos “Big Z” Zagalo, Dougie “Knight” Bmyst and André “Nozk” Marques led dance workshops for all levels at the Gladiator’s Gymnasium, and the All Styles Cypher Arena was the stage for call outs and eliminating battles at the end of the day. On Sunday, the Arena morphed into a conceptual battle field, with Black & White Plague Speakers Fausto Bellucci and Mary B Feliciano at the center of the debates on Krump (between Dougie “Knight” Bmyst e Kat Flow Krump) and Electro (between Marcos André and André “Nozk” Marques). With the history of each movement and the way they came to be known in Portugal for a start, these conversations not only bridged the two styles’ similarities ad they exposed the collective will to reformulate strategies within the communities. From talk to movement, the call outs and battles returned to the center of the All Styles Cypher Arena  and the day ended with the final trials which elected the 3 best dancers.

Throughout the weekend another area of street culture was paid homage at the Wall Scriptorium: visitors were invited to join master Sara Eugénio and artist Ivo Carvalho to know more about street art and draw on the walls or paper with grafite. These two days of intensive learning and unexpected dialogs represented a unique movement in generating critical mass on street culture in Portugal – and leave what’s to come to the imagination. more information on The Radiotron.