900 Fallon Street
Oakland, California

In May, before the movie Rize ? which documents the LA street dance known as " krumping" ? came out, Oakland freestyle team the Architeckz beat the film's stars in a dance battle at Laney College. The Architeckz' Jeriel Bey was the first to formalize Oakland street dance as a competitive sport in 2002. "Turf dancing" ? aka "taking up room on the floor" ? is nothing like the high-speed krumping. Using silky smooth moves like the moonwalk mixed with park mime, this dance style tells a personal story. The Architeckz host another dance battle, Lourds of the Ring III, today. Rize stars and Usher's choreographer make appearances.

The Architeckz present Lourds of the Ring III

when: Sat 10.22 (2-5pm)
where: Laney College (900 Fallon St, Oakland, 510.834.5740)
price: $12; $10 with student ID

Added by claudinerlco on October 18, 2005