The M.I.K. Family (“Monsters in Krump”) is a free dance group from Berlin, Germany which consists of 5 members. Since 2006 Prince Ofori, Isaac Kyere, Kingsley Kyeremeh, Richie Milewsky and Dennis Kyere have been dancing together. The word Monster - derived from the Latin word “monstrare” (to show, to indicate) and “monstrum” (memento) - describes a large, strong, ugly and fearful being and is meant to be interpreted as a symbol, which is supposed to reflect social nuisances. The M.I.K. Family identifies itself with this picture and has derived its personal philosophy from it. The monster embodies an inner strength that lies within each individual. Not only can this inner strength grow surprisingly strong but it can also be felt as something rather daring and fearing.
The art of dancing is the medium, by which they demonstrate this inner strength, overcome boundaries, and rise above themselves. Only if you have enough courage and can move beyond boundaries, can you move the world! This is how the M.I.K. Family wants to release immense inner strengths through their dance, which exceed their own possibilities and abilities, in order to move the world. They discard the human mantle and release the monster within.
The philosophical and political influences of the group are rooted in the life-stories of certain celebrities, such as Muhammed Ali, Malcom X, 2pac, NAS, Peter Tosh and Bob Marley to name just a few, who have all set a mark in the Afro-American history. The M.I.K. Family views itself hereby as a role model for young migrants in Germany and its special function regarding the intermediation of culture and value. Their personal values are based on love and
respect. Their world view is shown by discernment, discipline, hard work, social responsibility, loyalty and modesty, paired with happiness, courage to face life and drive.
The artistic alcove of the group, which is influenced by the Hip-Hop culture and African dance can be found in the urban region and defined as Street-Dance. Even though the dancers master the basic Street-Dance styles, such as Break-Dance, Locking, Popping, Stomp and House-Dance they are more at home in the areas of Krump and Hip-Hop Newstyle. A mixture of these dance forms characterizes their own style. It is their goal to create a new and unique dance style for future generations. All in all, their dance expression is mainly influenced by Krump, an aggressive and also expressive dance form, which has its roots in an Afro-American community in the United States of America. This rather expressive and strong dance, Krumping encompasses predominance, power and emotion. Michael Jackson and James Brown as well as “The Prince of Bel-Air” to name a few were important role models for the group.
Erfolge in Tanzmeisterschaften
2x Berlins Best Solo Dancer
Berliner Meister 2006
Winner of "Battle Trans" Krump (Belgien)
Winner of "Battle of Kings“ ( Berlin)
Winner of "Urban Dance Festival“ (Frankreich)
Winner of "Juste Debout" 2012 ( Polen )
Winner of Funkin Stylez Solo und Crew ( Berlin )
Winner of "What you got Battle“ (London)
Winner of "Black Street Battle" (Polen )
Winner of "Elbcoast Battle“ ( Hamburg )
Winner of „New Kidz on the Block Battle“ ( London )
Winner of "Berlin Circle Ground"
Winner of "Battle Day" (Berlin)
Winner of "Funkin Stylez" (Dortmund)
Winner of "Urban Champs“ (Berlin)
Winner of “World of Dance“ Crew Battle (Berlin)
Winner of „SDK“ ( Polen )
Winner of Viva TV-Show „Deine Performance“
Bahar Kizil (Monrose)