Kleju

Poland

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Tomasz Kuli? aka B-Boy KLEJU is a lively, lissom guy. He is a very original B-Boy, skilled in swift and special footwork, but also has very particular power moves and a bold battle style. He has a dynamic flow and the music really is the key in his dance.

Tomasz started breaking at the beginning of 2002 in Krakow, the biggest city in the south of Poland. After six years, he's now a well-known B-Boy on the international scene. He started breaking because even as a child he always loved to watch dancing. "I can't remember a time when I wasn't interested in breaking. I was born a B-Boy!" Apart from his crews, Funky Masons and Polskee Flavour, he drew a lot of inspiration from B-Boys like Focus and Ata from Finland and Machine from the United States.

KLEJU has the full support of his family, who is very proud of his B-Boy career. He battles, judges, performs in theatre and street shows, and teaches workshops. He also used to teach weekly B-Boy classes, but since he is travelling way too much, he had to give that up. KLEJU has some indistinct plans for the future to work as an actor/dancer in the theatre or maybe have his own dance school, but at the moment has too much to do to think about anything else but dance in his life. "I'm not predictable, my life is freestyle!"

In the spring of 2010, KLEJU travelled to the 10 biggest cities in Poland with the successful theatre dance production "Metropolish." Among about 50 dancers, KLEJU played one of the leading parts in the show. Apart from B-Boying, KLEJU also practices a little bit of popping and locking and a bit of theatre choreography of modern dance from when he was in the theatre show.

KLEJU enjoys having an audience. He really likes the feeling that something he does is interesting to others. After having performed in front of an audience literally a thousand times, he feels very comfortable and isn't nervous anymore, not even in big battles. "I love to battle. It's so much energy! Sometimes I get a little too crazy, but nervous? No way!"

Tomasz feels that travelling is one of the best parts of his B-Boy life. He has travelled to almost every country in Europe, but also to Korea, New York, LA and even to Israel, all because of breaking.

Musicality sure helps with dancing and KLEJU plays the drums and the guitar and also used to play the violin when he was a child. He just loves music and you will seldom see him without his IPod. He also loves to take pictures when travelling and enjoys the shopping opportunities in all the different countries and cities he goes to. "I love to go shopping! I have lots of clothes and shoes, but I guess that's nothing out of the ordinary for a B-Boy."

Next to Holland, the B-Boy scene in Poland is considered to be the freshest and most innovative in Europe at the moment. There are lots of events, many of them international. Poland also has great DJs, MCs and graffiti artists. The scene is growing rapidly.

KLEJU feels that Hip Hop culture teaches peace to the world. "With Hip Hop many kids in gangs in New York City found a different means to battle and settle their differences. Peace, unity, love and having fun!