Analysis paper 1
Being a disc jockey or better knows as a Dj, dance is apart of my job. Seeing all types of dance to all types of music every day of my life. I have probably seen it all, that’s why it is hard for me to talk so passionately about one single dance clip when I have seen so much, until I saw this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KZgCJDQQPM. This video contains the dancing of one of the best b-boyers also knows as break-dancers in the entire world. He is voted number one in Korea for break dancing. Break dancing is a combination of a Dj, hip-hop, beat boxing, and of course dancing. It is a six step performance leading into a power move then finally a freeze, a moment when the dancer completely stops moving holding a difficult position. It started in New-York and grew up mainly around hip-hop. Break dancing spread quickly to Korea and Japan in the eighties but became popular in the early nineties. The reason this specific video of break dancing stands out so much is because of the music he is dancing to and because it keeps his cultural background while bringing in new and exciting feeling to the dance. Music drives us all, weather it be through our day, through hard times, or good times. The incorporation of Johann Pachelbels, Canon in D, the extremely popular classical song, with a Korean folk song sends a chill down my spine. The most significant moment to me in the video is at one minute and forty eight seconds when the music calms down and the beat boxing stops, all you hear is the traditional Korean instruments in the background and see a freeze by the dancer that looks nearly impossible. The dancer is balancing his entire body on his hand sideways for the ‘freeze’ portion of the six step dance. Since this is a type of dancing created in the streets by people on the streets, the dancer has just that look. He is wearing what looks to be older sneakers, baggy pants, and a black tank top. Even though the video is professional...
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