"Take Flight" DVD
Chicago, the native land of House music gave birth to "footwork," a unique and hyper-active, lower body street dance style created over 15 years ago. This movement along with its new dance partner, Juke music (a super-sped up House sound) is finally making its way to the world by way of the FootworKINGz DVD, "Take Flight". Meet the leaders and stars of Chicago's notorious footwork battle cliques, King Charles from Creation, Prince Jron from Havoc, Tee-Jay from Heat Squad, Bobby from 1.8.7. and Aaron the Great from Terra Squad as they battle for supremacy.
Explore the intricate, slick, and speedy "footwork" of Chicago's underground youth culture phenomenon led by King Charles and Prince Jron, the city's undisputed champions. Moving their feet at lightening speed, these young Black men came from working at fast food restaurants to teaching with After School Matters & Kuumba Lynx and on to appearing in a national commercial, a Rolling Stone Magazine feature, and the opportunity to perform on global stages.
Motivated by a need to release aggression and a desire to be respected in the streets, the FootworKINGz "Take Flight" and land in Las Vegas with Ellen Degeneres, in Brooklyn's Red Hook Community, and across the world with America's biggest pop culture icon, Madonna.
This 70 minute DVD takes you into the world of 6-8 young, black men whose lives have been transformed and inspired by Chicago's style of footwork. "Take Flight" features footwork battles, performances, bonus footage, music videos featuring FWK, behind the scenes and interviews with the FootworKINGz.
"Take Flight" is directed and edited by national award winning director, Helton "Brazilionaire" Siqueira of Brazilionaire Entertainment (BE). BE is a fast growing media company founded and operated by Siqueira, who's work extends many reaches from major music videos (Twista, Do or Die), documentaries, and hit viral videos. His credits include music video editing for Dude N Em's "Watch My Feet," scoring over a million views on YouTube, and exposure on MTV/BET/VH1. His McDonald's World Wide Convention '08 video won a national award for Best Music Video at the 2008 Chicago Cine-Youth Festival. Brazilionaire is presently directing, "Game Theory" a feature DVD film starring the Professional Freestyle Street Rollerblading team for Razors Skate Company.
The FootworKINGz DVD is executive produced by Leida "Lady Sol" Villegas, FootworKINGz Manager, Co-founder & Dance Educator of Kuumba Lynx and CEO of Sol Arts Inc. Music for the DVD was produced by Juke music producers including Bang The Box' (BTB) legendary DJ Gant-Man, DJ Spinn, DJ Rashad, and Clownhouse Muzik's DJ Solo & DJ Thadz.