i have literally watched this about 100 times since reblogging it the first time
Jennifer Thorington Springer, "Roll It Gal": Alison Hinds, Female Empowerment, and Calypso (via black-boricua)
What does a Bounce/Vogue skill share look like? See it through the eyes of two performers who love to teach…Ro, one of Nicky Da B’s Bounce dancers, and Kassandra Ebony, a luminary of today’s Vogue scene.
Meeting of Courts of Bounce and Vogue Rehearsal (featuring Kassandra and Ro) | 524 square feet | 1MSQFT
this is awesome!
DJ Sprinkles, “Ball’r (Madonna-Free Zone)” from Midtown 120 Blues, 2008 (via seki-gahara)
I posted this back in June of last year and it’s more relevant than ever. Fuck Madonna.
let’s drag madonna some more
Reblogging because I literally know people negatively affected by Madonna’s song.
We talk with Hip Hop dance pioneers Boogaloo Dana and Faisel of the group Medea Sirkus. They detail the rich history of Bay Area dance styles roboting, strutting and boogaloo which were developed independent of New York Hip Hop in the late 60s early 70s. Today these dance styles are considered Hip Hop.
Both Faisel and Dana describe the music scene at that time and recount the competitive nature of dance crews. They talk about the main cities where everything was jumping off, San Francisco, Oakland and Richmond..They talk about the unique styles each city had and how and why they developed. We continue our convo in part 2.