VIDEO – B-Boys: A History of Breakdance

Dope video produce by Arte creative about breaking. A nice 8 parts reports about that hip-hop discipline with the apparence of a few most famous US and European breakers like Freeze, Crazy Legs, Junior, Storm and Benji. If you are not into breaking I suggest you to watch directly the 6th parts that featured Junior and the parisian writers Orel – GT (the guy that released the video “Writers”).

#1 ROCK STEADY CREW – THE ORIGINS
A look back on the early years of breaking in the Bronx, through the late 1970s.
Featuring Crazy Legs, Mr. Freeze, and Doze.

#2 ROCK STEADY CREW – THE STORY
The story behind one of the world’s most popular b-boy groups, the Rock Steady Crew.
Featuring Crazy Legs, Mr. Freeze, and Doze.

#3 ROCK STEADY CREW – THE EXPOSURE
A history of the popularization of breaking—from the streets of the Bronx to the hottest clubs, breaking revolutionized contemporary dance, and inspired cinema and pop music along the way. Media coverage helped spread b-boy culture around the world.
Featuring Crazy Legs, Mr. Freeze, and Doze.

#4 STORM – THE EUROPEAN SCHOOL
Just as breaking began to grow out of fashion in the United States, it gained new momentum in Europe— first in Berlin, where the dance form took on a more technical and competitive edge, allowing it to take off once again.
Featuring Storm, from Battle Squad, a pioneer in Europe’s b-boying scene.

#4bis STORM – BERLIN BREAK TOUR
A guided tour with Storm of some of the most iconic locations of Berlin’s breaking scene.

#5 BENJI – FLEXIBLE STYLE
A look back on the rise and development of breaking in France.
B-boy Benji contributed to some of France’s most memorable breaking moments. He also developed his own trademark “Flexible Style”, which has since become an essential form of breaking.
Featuring Benji from Division Alpha.

#6 GRAFFITIDANCE – JUNIOR / OREL
As two foundational elements of hip hop culture, breaking and graffiti art are closely connected. GRAFFITIDANCE places both art forms side-by-side and explores what they share in common, in a special episode that focuses on the role of music and visual art in hip-hop culture.
Featuring Junior from Wanted Posse.

#7 B-BOYS MOVES WITH MOUNIR
A breaking lesson with Mounir.
Mounir dissects the classic moves and choreographic structure of breaking. He provides a step-by-step demonstration of famous moves like the toprock, which allow dancers to adapt to the music. Through a series of floor-based moves, he shows how dancers can integrate acrobatics into their own personal style.
Featuring Mounir, from Vagabond Crew.

#8 HONG 10 – THE KOREAN WAY
Hong 10 rose to superstardom and made b-boying a cultural phenomenon in Korea. By breaking the boundaries of the genre, a new form of artistic expression was born. The revolution—led by Hong 10 and many other South-Korean breakers—proved once again that b-boy culture knows no limits.
Featuring Hong 10, Red Bull BC One World Champion 2013.

 

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