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BBoy books to buy for breakdancing enthusiasts

BBoy books to buy for breakdancing enthusiasts

Tweet Looking to buy bboy books this Christmas but not quite sure where to start? Although decent books on bboy culture are hard to come by we’ve created a short list of the best by some of the world’s renowned figures and best documenters of the culture. From books that dispel breakdance myths (like calling it ‘breakdance’ when you should call it b-boying) to glossy photo collections that place you into the centre of the action in the … Read entire article »

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BBoy Olympics at Wolverhampton Art Gallery presented by BGirl Bubbles (Hanifa McQueen)

BBoy Olympics at Wolverhampton Art Gallery presented by BGirl Bubbles (Hanifa McQueen)

Tweet The UK’s first B-Girl Hanifa “Bubbles” McQueen Hudson kicks off Wolverhampton’s Cultural Olympiad with the B-Boy Olympics at Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery. Alongside an exhibition of 80’s UK B-Boy photography will be a display of Bubbles’ very own 80’s original tracksuits and other items from the pioneers of b-boying kindly sent over from New York. The day also sees the launch of Cause We Got Style! a coffee table book featuring Hip Hop photos and artwork … Read entire article »

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B-Boy Lilou, Universal Zulu Nation’s New Break Order and “Zuluminati” – Exclusive Alien Ness interview

B-Boy Lilou, Universal Zulu Nation’s New Break Order and “Zuluminati” – Exclusive Alien Ness interview

Tweet Alien Ness, president of the Mighty Zulu Kingz, the b-boy division of Afrika Bambaataa’s Universal Zulu Nation, and B-Boy Lilou of Pockemon Crew and double Red Bull BC One are at loggerheads – or were – for all we know the situation has resoved itself – over alleged slurs against the Zulu Nation several months ago. The beef started of all places, online, on the B-Boy World forum when Alien Ness under the pseudonym ‘Shankavelli’ posted … Read entire article »

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B2B Born 2 Burn: The bboy card game – interview with BBoy Maxone (Notorious IBE 2011)

B2B Born 2 Burn: The bboy card game – interview with BBoy Maxone (Notorious IBE 2011)

Tweet B2B: Born 2 Burn is a non-collectable card game in which you play the role of a b-boying crew leader, set to be revealed at The Notrious IBE 2011 in Heerlen, Holland this month. By nature b-boys and b-girls are collectors. From your sneaker collection to peeling posters off the wall after a memorable jam and an obsession with hats and keeping your laces fresh, something is hard wired into hip hop mentality to have something … Read entire article »

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Ken Swift Interview – ORIGINAL Rock Steady Crew B-Boy – 7 Gems Rock Division

Ken Swift Interview – ORIGINAL Rock Steady Crew B-Boy – 7 Gems Rock Division

Tweet Described by many (and disputed by few) as the epitomy of a b-boy, Ken Swift is known worldwide as a pioneer. Two years ago Ken Swift came to the UK to educate and promote the dance style of rocking with his division of the Rock Steady Crew, VII Gems. Although it seems a lot of dancers know of rocking by incorporating it into their top rock, Ken Swift has dedicated his time to learn and document … Read entire article »

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B Supreme Europe 2011 at Southbank Centre – a quick interview with Holly McCartney

B Supreme Europe 2011 at Southbank Centre – a quick interview with Holly McCartney

Tweet B.Supreme returns to the Southbank Centre after what feels like forever due to a late Easter weekend this year.  But along with chocolate eggs, it brings a new concept to the festival for women in hip hop: B.Supreme Europe which opens on 25 April. B.Supreme Europe is a collaboration between established European hiphop brands Battle of the Year from Germany, Spin Off  from Holland and Lezarts from Belgium. Having … Read entire article »

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Juste Debout UK 2011 live Tweets and reports

Juste Debout UK 2011 live Tweets and reports

Tweet Juste Debout UK 2011 is taking place today at the Camden Centre, London where the preliminaries of the French hip hop dance competition are taking place in the UK for the first time. Update: Juste Debout UK 2011 results are now available at AllStreetDance! Below we have live tweets from people at the event tweeting what they think of it. Keep up below! Live Juste Debout UK tweets // … Read entire article »

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Coming soon: Enter the Battle at the Indigo2 – live street dance, extreme martial arts and freerunning

Coming soon: Enter the Battle at the Indigo2 – live street dance, extreme martial arts and freerunning

Tweet International dance battles and street dance showcases, extreme martial arts demonstrations and free running. The concept of the Enter the Battle at the Indigo2 is to bring together fans of street dancers, martial artists, b-boys (breakdancers) and trickers (stunts) together from across the UK for a unique competition and show that has the gloss of a live Britain’s Got Talent show, but with the authenticity of each discipline present. Buy tickets for Enter the Battle … Read entire article »

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Turn It Loose: The Real Street Dance DVD review

Turn It Loose: The Real Street Dance DVD review

Tweet The UK, and in fact the rest of the world, has been waiting for a release of Alastair Siddons’ b-boy documentary Turn It Loose to get distribution for over a year. Finally, after countless months on the film festival circuit it’s available to buy on DVD and has adopted a new suffix to its title: Real Street Dance. The marketing hijack of the term ‘street dance’ may be to pursuade people to spend their pocket money … Read entire article »

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Breakin’ Convention 2010

Tweet Breakin’ Convention 2010 Welcome to the TooMuchFlavour Breakin’ Convention 2010 page. For Breakin’ Convention 2008 – 2009 features, click here to visit the main TooMuchFlavour site. Breakin’ Convention 2010 line up: SATURDAY 1 MAY Main Event – Day 1 Featuring the UK performance premiere by Japanese Lockers Hilty & Bosch; old school Popping legends Mr Steen and Phax team up with an allstar Popping Crew; and German B Boy crew Renegade perform with contemporary choreography by Malou Airaudo from Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal. SUNDAY 2 MAY Main Event – Day 2 Featuring the first female winner of the UK B Boy Championships Popping contest Dey Dey, in a duet with her sister Cathy; high energy French Nu Style from Pro-Phenomen and the first explosive collaboration between some of the UK’s best dancers – Plague and Jukebox. MONDAY 3 MAY Main Event … Read entire article »

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