Thursday, April 10, 2008

Planet B-Boy

Today I took my students (who split their time between my art class and a breakdance class) on a field trip to the Landmark Century theater to see this Planet B-Boy film, which is a documentary that goes inside the international underground breakdance scene in Japan, France, South Korea, and the US as these crews prepare for the biggest event of their lives: The Battle of the Year in Germany.

Even if you aren't a breakdancer (like me) its definitely a film worth seeing and something that anyone can appreciate. It took a really interesting look into the lives of these dancers that all come from different backgrounds but have hip-hop in common and a ridiculous passion for b-boying as an art form.

Besides, it's only playing in about 20 theaters in all of the US and is only screening in Chicago til the 17th of April...