Hip-hop: more than a dance, hip-hop is a movement, an attitude, a state of mind." In 1970s New York, being a hip-hop artist meant dressing, singing, and dancing according to the codes promulgated by the Zulu Nation movement led by pacifist leader, singer and musician Afrika Bambaataa.
The idea was to channel the urban violence of the Bronx boroughs and begin to bring it into artistic competition. The movement wanted to encourage young people not to fight in the streets, but to challenge themselves in music and dance.
Hip-hop, an artistic conglomeration of dance (breakdance), song (rap), painting (tagging and graffiti), and music (DJs and musicians), became a truly global social phenomenon. In fact, with its values of respect, tolerance, and positive energy, as well as being anti-establishment, it quickly became the language of young people around the world who were marginalized in the suburbs of major cities.
Since then, hip-hop has transcended the borders of the suburbs and established itself as an artistic movement. Advertising, film, and dance have been heavily influenced by hip-hop, and today's dancers are learning from hip-hop.
Hip-hop show (View)
4115 Settlers Lane
New York, NY 10016