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Dwayne Crowder, breakdances along parade route
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Musgrove, Dean
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 198-
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The term "breakdancing" refers to the breaks in music and the movements that can be associated with these breaks, although the term "breakdance" is frequently used, "b-boying" and "breaking" are the original (and proper) terms to use when referring to the dance. Elements of breaking may be seen in other antecedent cultures prior to the 1970s, but it was not until the 70s that breaking was introduced onto the New York street scene, developing as a street dance style most prominently in the Bronx. The dance includes moving the feet sideways and onto the toes, spinning on the knees, head, hands and elbows, mock fighting moves, and pantomime; it is danced to both hip-hop and other genres of music that are often remixed to prolonged musical breaks.
Dwayne Crowder, 20, can be seen breakdancing on Avalon Boulevard during the Southside Parade. Several teen girls in costume stand in formation in the background, and small clusters of spectators line the sidewalk.
1 photographic print :b&w ;20 x 32 cm. on sheet 29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Break dancing--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Parades--California--Los Angeles
Dancers--California--Los Angeles
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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