What is a break/break dance?
Shattered Legend Rooney fills you in with everything you need to know about this unique dance form.
The story of the collapse
Breaking is part of a subculture called hip hop that emerged through the African and Latino communities of New York. Along with MCing, DJing, and “writing” known as “graffiti”, fracking is part of the so-called “Four Elements of Hip-Hop”.
Hip hop art in 10 minutes
Take a crash course in hip-hop and learn all about the breaking origins of the one-of-a-kind documentary, Breaking the Beat: In The Bronx.
Breaking features an extensive vocabulary of moves, again categorized into Top Rock, Go Downs, Footwork, Freezes, and Power Moves. Many cutters add tricks and twists to their performance.
What does “method” mean in breaking and what patterns are there?
The term “style” means the individual interpretation and representation of a dance form by individual dancers. So it’s mainly about how they perform their movements, what gestures they incorporate, how they approach the basic music and how they present themselves during the dance.
What is the “cypher” in breaking?
Documentaries, videos and series about Breaking
If you want to take a look at what Breaking in Action looks like, you have definitely come to the right place. There is a lot of animated material to watch on Red Bull TV.
The main genres of music that the cutters dance to are break beats, funk, rap, and soul. The roots of original beats and samples can be traced back to any existing genre, so finding beats has become an art form that DJs work hard to master.
The biggest events in breaking
Nothing compares to the feeling of seeing a broken heart live in a cypher or on stage. There are some really big, regular and old events that you should check out if you want to experience some of the best in the world.
Meet amazing inspiring artists
The Broken Landscape is full of powerful talents who regularly push the boundaries of what is possible – and these artists have truly inspiring stories to tell. You can learn more about this through the links below.
Learn to break and improve your skills
If you are looking to take your skills to the next level, here are some tips from the best cutters in the world: