Publication Date

1-1-2004

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Carter, Charles L.

Department

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Abstract

This thesis is a comprehensive chronicle of Hip-Hop dance from its birth in the 1970's to the present. My intention is to lead Hip-Hop away from its reputation as an informal way of dancing, and introduce it as a legitimate genre of dance. Important milestones and terminology are included in the paper, as well as influences on Hip-Hop's beginnings. In addition to the APA style essay, a self-choreographed Hip-Hop duet was produced. Rehearsals for the dance took place for the first three weeks of March. It was finally performed and videotaped during Northern Illinois University's Orchesis recital on the 25th, 26th, and 27th of March, 2004. Many of the elements of Hip-Hop dance mentioned in the paper can be seen in the choreographed piece as well.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

11 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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