Dancing for a good cause
@ Los Angeles Public Library
DescriptionTitle supplied by cataloger.The term "breakdancing" refers to the breaks in music and the movements that can be associated with these breaks, although the term "breakdance" is frequently used, "b-boying" and "breaking" are the original (and proper) terms to use when referring to the dance. Elements of breaking may be seen in other antecedent cultures prior to the 1970s, but it was not until the 70s that breaking was introduced onto the New York street scene, developing as a street dance style most prominently in the Bronx. The dance includes moving the feet sideways and onto the toes, spinning on the knees, head, hands and elbows, mock fighting moves, and pantomime; it is danced to both hip-hop and other genres of music that are often remixed to prolonged musical breaks.Story accompanying photograph dated April 20, 1984 partially reads, "Two youths, at left, were among approximately 75 young people who showed their stuff yesterday to a crowd at break-dancing finals in the official Summer Games atmosphere of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee's Community Relations Office in Exposition Park."
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