Sleepwalking Crew is created in 1984 in Smolyan, Bulgaria. It is part of the first wave of street dancing coming to Europe. Inspired by the fabulous movies Beat Street, Wildstyle, Stylewars, than Breaking I and II, the local young heads in Smolyan started dancing, adding their own unique Rodopian flavor. There has been times when the group consisted of more than twenty people, bboys and fly girls, having in mind the hard regime in Bulgaria at the time. Being inspired by the culture coming from the west, they had to hide and say that they are doing “the Russian robot” just to save themselves from the government.
Generations and times changed. In the early nineties there was another generation of dancers – young, creative and talented. We were inspired and learned from them and few years later… we took the name Sleepwalking 2. Our mission was to continue the tradition of the dancers from the magical Rhodopian mountain.
Since 1999 there are hundreds of stories which each member of the group can tell. Each can write a book. Everyone has seen and felt things which were unique and magical. Travels, practices, wins, loses, girls, parties, ups, downs, wins, loses, changes, travels, love, mission, plans, dreams, unity, fight, significance, group, life, communication, international family, Germany, USA, Croatia, UK, France.. Hip Hop, laugh, fun, support, ambition… work, confidence, ….kids… inspiration.. teachers.. Like this – going on forever. But that is it .. a microcosmos. A destiny. A mission. It looks like we have been together for hundreds of years. Each one got strong individual style and way of doing things – being free. So we just continue the cypher!