Foundation B-Boys, B-Girls and Hip Hop Culture In New York

Oxford University Press
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B-boying is a form of Afro-diasporic competitive dance that developed in the Bronx, NY in the early 1970s. Widely - though incorrectly - known as "breakdancing," it is often dismissed as a form of urban acrobatics set to music. In reality, however, b-boying is a deeply traditional and profoundly expressive art form that has been passed down from teacher to student for almost four decades. Foundation: B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New Yorkoffers the first serious study of b-boying as both unique dance form and a manifestation of the most fundamental principles of hip-hop culture.