It’s funny how artistic we become when our hearts are broken.
the older i get
the more i realize the value of privacy
of cultivating your circle and only letting certain people in
you can be open, honest, and real while still understanding not everyone deserves a seat at the table of your life
Anyone from any culture is welcome to dance hip-hop. You are not however allowed to do random movements to hip-hop music and purport to be dancing or choreographing hip-hop.
You also cannot say that you are evolving the dance when your movements are not derived from the cultural invention itself. That’s like me saying I’m evolving ballet by just playing Mozart and jumping up and down. If my movements are not rooted in the foundations of ballet I cannot say I’m dancing ballet.
Over a century ago there were those who created an entirely new art-form that stemmed from ballet, they did not however call it “lyrical ballet” they called it modern dance. Because it is NOT ballet.
"Lyrical hip-hop" is NOT hip-hop.
Dance team choreo (unless rooted in real hip-hop) is NOT hip-hop.
Random jerky movements to hip-hop music is NOT hip-hop.
Also, there is no such thing as “old school” hip-hop moves. It is HIP-HOP! Is a pirouette an “old school” ballet move? Is a pas de bourree “old school” jazz? Or are these foundational movement vocabulary aspects of these arts? Let’s use our brains people. There’s an entire generation of people out there who are seeking guidance and dance knowledge. Let’s not disappointment them!