Breakdance Essays

  • The Importance Of Dancing As A Sport

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    Why should dancing be classed as a sport? – Persuasive Essay Whilst dancing a six step highland fling a dancer jumps 192 times on one foot at a time, which is the equivalent of running one mile, except that highland dancers do it in seven to ten pounds of wool, wearing soft shoes and are expected to smile at the end of it. This is a true statement yet most people believe that dancing is only an art and not a sport. I, like many other dancers believe that dancing is more than just an art but a sport

  • Break Dance History

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    The History of break dancing also known as breaking, b-girling or b-boying, is a type of dance style that evolved as part of the hip hop movement that originated among African American and Latin American youths in the South Bronx of New York City during the early 1970s (Zehr) .In a basic routine might include top rock, a transition into down rock, also known as footwork, a display of power moves, and finally a climactic freeze or suicide. Top rock refers to any string of steps performed from a standing

  • Informative Essay: The Sport Of Dance

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    around the world, of any race. People in and around China, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea do the Lion dance, whereas tap dance is worldwide. There are many dance types and styles including: contemporary, ballet, waltz, tap, moonwalk, salsa, hip-hop, jazz, breakdance, and

  • Breakdancing Interview Report

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    I decided to interview one of my friend’s older brother, Minh. My friend and I have been friends throughout high school, and I decided to interview her older brother because I do not know him very well and wanted to learn about Minh’s passion of breakdancing. I was particularly interested in learning about breakdancing from Minh because it is the foundation of hip hop dancing, which is one of my hobbies. The interview took place on Saturday October 17, 2015 at 11 pm through a Skype video session

  • Moonwalking 80's

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    The breakdance set African Americans apart from every other culture because breakdancing was a new and stylish form of dancing. “Hip-Hop dance mirrors the intricacies if our interwoven lives in urban America, reflecting the synergy and complexity of dancers of

  • Hip Hop Dance Battle

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    2 Hip Hop’s Battle The battle is what an artist lives for (Twisted Toonz). This is their way of boastfully putting their name on the line (Twisted Toonz). It is not necessarily about winning, but more about interacting and showing one’s best ability while outperforming the opponent (Schloss 108). A battle is not only part of hip hop’s dancing but also its verbal unity, which shows how essential and important this ingredient is. The intention of battle is an evident adjunction of not only breaking

  • The Four Elements Of Hip Hop Culture

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    thanks to the 1977 blackout. Indeed, as the instruments needed were expensive, many people took advantage of the blackout and stole what was useful to start a career in hip hop. Moreover, the four essential elements of hip hop are DJing, B-boying (breakdance), MCing (rap) and graffiti writing. Of course, all these elements already existed before the development of hip hop but they were at the core of the hip hop culture at the time. The movie Wild Style, released in 1983 and also the first one on hip

  • Joseph F Shloss Hip Hop Analysis

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    the hip-hop culture. Foundation is a collection by Schloss of his findings from his research of hip-hop. In this work, Schloss highlights his enthusiasm about discovering “b-boys and b-girls”. These are terms to describe people (usually young) who breakdance. Schloss writes Foundation in first-person point of view and is obviously thrilled to express his interest in this heterogenous dance form. This ethnography also includes the opinions of b-boys and b-girls on hip-hop. How this ethnography is constructed

  • How Does Youth Culture Affect Us Today

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    It all started back in 1970’s were it started as a underground subculture, in the poor black/latino communities. They were separated into different groups: Rap, dJing, breakdance, and graffiti. Hip-Hop has had an impact in young people and their music and cloth. Present Todays youth are effected a lot by Social Networks and reality shows. Especially the social Media Facebook are an important part of the youth today. Some

  • Funk History

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    People were experimenting with vocals creating characteristic "talking-singing" " called rap, pre-recorded tapes on beats usually in 4/4 time signature. DJing, unique stage presence like breakdance was a big factor in hip-hop culture. At the beginning of creating the genre, lyrics was focused on topics such as: racial inequality, government issues, economy, hardships in life. Today, especially in America, topics are more about making money

  • Rodney King Research Paper

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    History March 3, 1991, Rodney King is beat over 50 times by members of the Los Angeles Police Department. In retaliation, riots broke out across Los Angeles. Cars and stores were looted and torched during these violent riots. This was a terrible time to be living in the areas involved with the riots, especially for families and children. Undoubtedly, the riots left scars on all the people involved. In the end, over 50 people died, about one person for each time Mr. King was struck by the police.

  • Patriarchy In Hip Hop Culture

    1690 Words  | 7 Pages

    Patriarchy is a Bitch Introduction Hip Hop culture is often criticized for the use of misogynistic language and imagery. Calling a female “bitch“, “hoe“ or “slut“ and having scarcely dressed women dance for the entertainment of men is not an unusual practice for Hip Hop artists, but who is to blame for such a disgraceful portrayal of women? - The most common form of critique of the representation of females in hip hop culture is to denounce the artists and the culture, that glorifies this kind