Blurring Boundaries: Urban Street meets Contemporary Dance is an exciting new publication exploring the origins, developments and collaborations that have shaped street dance, and how this has lead to the multiplicity of current dance styles. The publication features the voices of leading dance practitioners and university-based researchers reflecting the diversity embodied within these genres.
Examining perspectives on topics such as the key influences of Black practitioners, the integral role of music, social dance, cultural appropriation and hip-hop dance theatre, and how the boundaries have blurred in this ever-evolving scene.
From Pittsburgh to Pavement to Postmodern Gumbo – Kyle Abraham
Reacting, Shifting and Momentum of a Developing 21st Century Dance – Robert Hylton
Hip Hop my Teacher – Ivan Blackstock
The Impact of Impact Dance: Hateem Onibudo’s Praxis – ‘Funmi Adewole
Breaking in the Theatre: A Personal Perspective – Nefeli Tsiouti
From the Street to the Stage: Liny Hop and Charleston, the Original Street Dance Forms – Jreena Green and Orson Nava
Werking the Twerk: Empowerment of the Black Female Body – Tia Monique Uzor
A Curious Choreomusical Canon: Exploring Relationships Between Music and Dance – Jo Read
Some Like It Hip Hop – Danilo DJ Walde