Underground Dance Masters.

By: Guzman-Sanchez, ThomasMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2012Description: 1 online resource (188 p.)ISBN: 9780313386930Subject(s): Break dancing - United States | Dance - Social aspects - United States | Dance - United States | Hip-hop dance - United States | PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / General | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture | Sociology, Urban - United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten EraDDC classification: 793.3 LOC classification: GV1623 | .G896 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue; 1. Forgotten Era-An Initial Spark; 2. 1965 and Soul Boogaloo; 3. The Oakland Funk Boogaloo Generation; 4. The Next Evolution in Oakland; 5. South Central Los Angeles; 6. Chain Reaction-The Valley Evolution; 7. Posing to Punking; 8. Oakland to San Francisco; 9. Oakland Funk Boogaloo to Popping; 10. The Bronx to the Burroughs; 11. Reduced to the Level of a Toy; Epilogue; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
Summary: Urban street danceâ€"which is now referred to across the globe as ""break dance"" or ""hip-hop dance""â€"was born 15 years prior to the hip hop movement. In today's pop culture, the dance innovators from ""back in the day"" have been forgotten, except when choreographic echoes of their groundbreaking dance forms are repeatedly recycled in today's media. Sadly, this is still the case when dance moves that were engendered from 1965 through the 1970s on the streets of Reseda, South Central Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, and Fresno, CA; or in the Bronx in New York City, are utilized by moder
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue; 1. Forgotten Era-An Initial Spark; 2. 1965 and Soul Boogaloo; 3. The Oakland Funk Boogaloo Generation; 4. The Next Evolution in Oakland; 5. South Central Los Angeles; 6. Chain Reaction-The Valley Evolution; 7. Posing to Punking; 8. Oakland to San Francisco; 9. Oakland Funk Boogaloo to Popping; 10. The Bronx to the Burroughs; 11. Reduced to the Level of a Toy; Epilogue; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z

Urban street danceâ€"which is now referred to across the globe as ""break dance"" or ""hip-hop dance""â€"was born 15 years prior to the hip hop movement. In today's pop culture, the dance innovators from ""back in the day"" have been forgotten, except when choreographic echoes of their groundbreaking dance forms are repeatedly recycled in today's media. Sadly, this is still the case when dance moves that were engendered from 1965 through the 1970s on the streets of Reseda, South Central Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, and Fresno, CA; or in the Bronx in New York City, are utilized by moder

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CHOICE Review

This quirky book does not quite live up to its subtitle as the "final history" of underground dance masters, but it does provide an intriguing window into the work and world of Guzman-Sanchez, an urban street dancer, and the performances he was part of, starting in the mid-1960s and continuing through the 1970s and beyond. Claiming to redefine hip-hop dance (and its immediate predecessors and successors), the book falls short of that lofty goal, but entertainingly re-creates an era with anecdotes about the birth of such urban street dance styles as the funk boogaloo, locking, popping, roboting, and b-boying, many of which influenced pop-culture icons such as Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna. This is less a scholarly work than a worm's-eye memoir of a moment in time. Readers will have to wait for a more detailed, comprehensive history aimed at setting hip-hop within a larger context of dance and street performance than Guzman-Sanchez attempts here. However, because of the author's central participation in the era examined, this brief volume serves as a primary document from a true believer and respected practitioner. Some charming, informal photos are included, along with lists of key performances. Summing Up: Optional. Researchers, professionals, and general readers interested in contemporary popular culture and urban dance. J. Fisher University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Thomas Guzman-Sanchez is founder of the International Urban Dance Master Association and has helped pioneer forms of urban dance since 1973.

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