#1 ROCK STEADY CREW – THE ORIGINS/p>
A look back on the early years of breaking in the Bronx, through the late 1970s.
Featuring legendary dancers from the Rock Steady Crew: Crazy Legs, Mr. Freeze, and Doze.
#2 ROCK STEADY CREW – THE STORY
The story behind one of the world’s most popular b-boy groups, the Rock Steady Crew.
Featuring Crazy Legs, Mr. Freeze and Doze.
#3 ROCK STEADY CREW – THE EXPOSURE
A history of the popularization of breaking—from the streets of the Bronx to the hottest clubs, breaking revolutionized contemporary dance, and inspired cinema and pop music along the way.
Media coverage helped spread b-boy culture around the world.
Featuring Crazy Legs, Mr. Freeze, and Doze.
#4 STORM – THE EUROPEAN SCHOOL
Following the initial shock of the New York City Rap Tour, young Europeans made breaking their own—and even began to rival b-boy pioneers from across the pond.
In Berlin, Storm practiced moves to samples of Afrika Bambaataa and Soul Sonic Force recorded from the radio. At just 14 years old, he formed his own crew, “Battle Squad”, and spent hours on end perfecting his “Windmill”. Storm’s fresh choreographic sequences became well-known in Europe’s emerging b-boying scene, which took the dance form to a new level.
4bis STORM – BERLIN BREAK TOUR
A guided tour with Storm of some of the most iconic locations of Berlin’s breaking scene.
#6 BENJI – FLEXIBLE STYLE
In France, the New York City Rap Tour had an immediate impact on the french multicultural generation as it emerged on the social, cultural and political scenes.
Motivated by a never-ending desire to always set the bar higher, hip-hop performers quickly conquered Paris, and the rest of France soon followed. Graffiti artists took over vacant lots in the Stalingrad and La Chapelle neighborhoods, where the first illegal block-parties were held, and legendary breaking battles went down in Paris’s Les Halles.
B-boy Benji contributed to some of France’s most memorable breaking moments. He also developed his own trademark “Flexible Style”, which has since become an essential form of breaking.
Featuring Benji from Division Alpha.
#7 GRAFFITIDANCE – JUNIOR / OREL
As two foundational elements of hip hop culture, breaking and graffiti art are closely connected.
Graffitidance places both art forms side-by-side and explores what they share in common, in a special episode that focuses on the role of music and visual art in hip-hop culture.
Featuring Junior from Wanted Posse.
#8 B-BOYS MOVES
Mounir dissects the classic moves and choreographic structure of breaking.
He provides a step-by-step demonstration of famous moves like the toprock, which allow dancers to adapt to the music.Through a series of floor-based moves, he shows how dancers can integrate acrobatics into their own personal style.
#9 HONG 10 – The Korean Way
Aujourd’hui, les jeunesses urbaines du monde entier se sont emparées du break. Sur tous les continents, la danse s’enrichit du métissage avec d’autres cultures et d’autres styles. Loin des ghettos new-yorkais de ses racines, le break vibre aujourd’hui à Séoul, capitale de la Corée du Sud, où il est devenu une fierté nationale. L’image des B-boys coréens : flexibilité extrême et l’excellence acrobatique.
À l’image de la superstar Hong 10, le break est devenu en Corée un phénomène culturel qui dépasse les frontières du genre pour s’imposer comme un art à part entière. La révolution menée par Hong 10 et les B-boys sud-coréens démontre une nouvelle fois que la culture du break ne connait aucune limite.
Avec Hong 10, tenant du titre de la Red Bull BC One.
A documentary series written and directed by Marc-Aurèle Vecchione
A Resistance Films and Arte France coproduction –
With the participation of CNC Nouvelles écritures and CNC images de la diversité – 2014
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