Foundation: B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York
Format: Paperback Book
B-boying is a form of Afro-diasporic competitive dance that developed in the Bronx in the early 1970s.
Widely - though incorrectly - known as "breakdancing," it is often dismissed as urban acrobatics set to music.
In reality, b-boying is a deeply traditional and profoundly expressive art form that has been passed down from teacher to student for almost four decades.
Based on interviews with some of the dance's most significant figures as well as on four years of on-the-ground research in New York City, Foundation offers the first serious study of b-boying as both a unique dance form and a manifestation of the most fundamental principles of hip hop culture.
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