Hip Hop Dance (American Dance Floor) (Hardcover)

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Hip Hop Dance (American Dance Floor) (Hardcover)


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This guide provides an overview of the history of hip hop culture and an exploration of its dance style, appropriate both for student research projects and general interest reading.

Rapping. Breakdancing. MCing. DJing. Beatboxing. Graffiti art. These are just some of the most well-known artistic expressions spawned from hip hop culture, which has grown from being an isolated inner-city subculture in the 1970s to being a truly international and mainstream culture that has taken root in countries as diverse as Japan, France, Israel, Poland, Brazil, South Korea, and England.

This insightful book provides not only an overview of hip hop's distinctive dance style and steps, but also a historic overview of hip hop's roots as an urban expression of being left out of the mainstream pop culture, clarifying the social context of hip hop culture before it became a widespread suburban phenomenon. Hip Hop Dance documents all the forms of street music that led to one of the most groundbreaking, expressive, and influential dance styles ever created.
Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar, PhD, is the reading and writing development director for Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing in Doha, Qatar.
Product Details ISBN: 9780313378454
ISBN-10: 0313378452
Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
Publication Date: January 9th, 2012
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: American Dance Floor