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Encyclopedia > Popping (dance)

Popping (a.k.a. hitting) is a funk dance and street dance style based on the technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer's body, referred to as a pop or a hit. This is done continuously to the rhythm of a song in combination with other mime-style movements.[1] Funk dance or funk styles refer to dance styles that were originally danced to funk music. ... Street dance is an umbrella term used to describe dance styles that were originally danced mostly at night clubs or outside in the streets, mainly because of their social nature that encourages performance and battles. ...


Popping is also used as an umbrella term for a group of illusionary dance styles and techniques that are often combined with popping to create a more varied performance. The effect of popping as entertainment hinges on an almost-surrealistic contrast between the human dancer and the unnatural moves performed. Like other street dances popping is often performed in battles and thus involves competitive tricks such as mocking the opponent. Surrealism is an artistic movement and an aesthetic philosophy that aims for the liberation of the mind by emphasizing the critical and imaginative powers of the subconscious. ... Street dance is an umbrella term used to describe dance styles that were originally danced mostly at night clubs or outside in the streets, mainly because of their social nature that encourages performance and battles. ... Street dance is an umbrella term used to describe dance styles that were originally danced mostly at night clubs or outside in the streets, mainly because of their social nature that encourages performance and battles. ...


It is generally believed that the dance evolved in California in the 1970s and was originally inspired by locking.[2] It was later incorporated into both the hip hop- and electronica dance scenes. This article is becoming very long. ... Locking (originally Campbellocking) is a comical street dance style. ... Hip hop dance refers to dance styles primarily danced to hip hop music, or that have evolved as a part of the hip hop culture. ... Electronica is a rather vague term that covers a wide range of electronic or electronic-influenced music. ...

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History

In the late 1970s a popping group called Electric Boogaloos (earlier known as the Electronic Boogaloo Lockers) made popping and some of its related styles famous by performing on the television program called Soul Train. The Electric Boogaloos themselves state that their founder Boogaloo Sam came up with the popping technique and the basics of the electric boogaloo dance style in the 1970s, after being inspired by one of the pioneer locking groups known as The Lockers.[1] The Electric Boogaloo is a Street dance or Urban Dance group that focused on a style called the electric boogaloo, a variant of popping. ... Soul Train is a long-running American music-related syndicated television program. ... Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo is the sequel to the 1984 breakdancing film Breakin. It was released the same year as its predecessor. ... Locking (originally Campbellocking) is a comical street dance style. ... The Lockers (originally named The Campbellock Dancers) was a pioneer funk dance and locking group active throughout the 1970s. ...


Many confirm that the Electric Boogaloos came up with the foundations of popping and some of its related styles,[2] while some state that popping actually existed in the late 1960s in Oakland, California, before the Electric Boogaloos had started.[3]


The mainstream media greatly confused the naming structure of the funk style dances by calling it breakdancing. The movie Breakin' and Michael Jackson's popularity contributed to the naming confusion as moonwalking (known as backsliding in popping terminology) came to be associated with breakdancing instead of popping. A breakdancer performing a one-handed freeze (also known as a pike) in the streets of Paris. ... Breakin is a 1984 movie directed by Joel Silberg. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... The moonwalk is a breakdance move that gained widespread popularity after being performed by Michael Jackson on the 1983 television special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, and has since become his signature move. ...


Techniques and styles

There are a number of techniques and styles that are often combined with popping to enhance the dancer's performance and create a more varied show. When using popping as an umbrella term, these can also be considered a part of popping.

Animation
A style and a technique that attempt to imitate film characters being animated by stop motion. The technique consists of moving rigidly and jerky, using the strobing technique of halting at very small intervals or tensing of muscles, to make it appear as the dancer has been animated frame by frame. The resulting motion is also reminiscent of strobing, but with the intention of impersonating stop-motion characters and not, as in strobing, the movement itself. This style was heavily inspired by the dynamation films created by Ray Harryhausen.[4]
See also Strobing (dance)
Boogaloo/electric boogaloo
A fluid leg-oriented style utilizing rolls of the hips, knees and head. This style was made famous by the Electric Boogaloos.
Main article: Electric boogaloo
Dime stopping
A technique of moving at a steady pace and then abruptly coming to a halt, as if attempting to stop on a dime. This is often combined with a pop at the beginning and/or end of the movement.
Floating, gliding and sliding
A set of footwork-oriented techniques that attempt to create the illusion that the dancer's body is floating smoothly across the floor, or that the legs are walking while the dancer travels in unexpected directions.
Liquid dancing
An illusionary dance style that focuses on flowing and continuous liquid-like motions, with concentration on the fingers, hands and arms. It is stylistically connected to – and often mixed with – waving. Liquid dancing is common in rave culture, and some dancers consider it a complete style of its own.
Main article: Liquid dancing
Popping/hitting 
The technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to create a jerking effect (a pop or hit) in the dancer's body. Popping can be concentrated to specific body parts, creating variants such as arm pops, leg pops, chest pops and neck pops.[4]
Puppeting
A style imitating a puppet tied to strings. Normally performed alone or with a partner acting as the puppet master pulling the strings.
Robot/botting
The robot is a style imitating a dancing robot or mannequin.
Main article: Robot (dance)
Slow motion 
Moving very slowly with exaggerated movements to make it appear as if the dancer is viewed in slow motion.
Strobing
Using the same principle as dime stopping, but movements between halts should be shorter, and as quick and regular as possible to give the impression that the dancer is moving within a strobe light.
Main article: Strobing (dance)
Ticking 
A way of popping where the dancer pops at very small intervals.
Tutting/King Tut
Inspired by the art of Ancient Egypt, tutting exploits the body's ability to create geometric positions and movements, predominately with the use of right angles.
Main article: Tutting
Vibrating 
Tensing muscles very hard, causing them to shake or vibrate.
Waving
Waving is composed of a series of fluid movements that give the appearance that a wave is travelling through the dancer's body. It is often mixed with liquid dancing.
Main article: Waving (dance)

Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Stop motion is an animation technique which makes things that are static appear to be moving. ... Dynamation is the name of the technique concieved by Ray Harryhausen used to combine stop-motion footage with live action by means of split-screen and rear-projection. ... Ray Harryhausen (born June 29, 1920 in Los Angeles, California) is an American producer and, most notably, a special effects creator. ... Strobing (also cracking) is a popping dance technique giving the impression that the dancer is moving within a strobe light setting or a low-framerate movie. ... The Electric Boogaloo is a Street dance or Urban Dance group that focused on a style called the electric boogaloo, a variant of popping. ... Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo is the sequel to the 1984 breakdancing film Breakin. It was released the same year as its predecessor. ... Words with specific American meanings that have different meanings in British English and/or additional meanings common to both dialects (e. ... Floating, gliding and sliding are a group of footwork-oriented dance techniques and styles closely related to popping, which attempt to create the illusion that the dancers body is floating smoothly across the floor or that the legs are walking while the body travels in unexpected directions. ... A rave (sometimes referred to as a rave party) is an all-night dance event where DJs and other performers play electronic dance music and rave music. ... Liquid dancing (or liquiding) is a form of gestural, interpretive dance that sometimes involves pantomime. ... Elmo, a popular puppet from Sesame Street. ... ASIMO, a humanoid robot manufactured by Honda. ... A pair of mannequins A mannequin (alternately, manikin, mannikin, manakin, dummy, or form) is a life-size, articulated doll mainly used to display clothing. ... The robot (or mannequin) is an illusionary dance style often combined with popping that attempts to imitate a dancing robot or mannequin. ... Slow motion is an effect resulting from running film through a movie camera at faster-than-normal speed. ... Strobing (also cracking) is a popping dance technique giving the impression that the dancer is moving within a strobe light setting or a low-framerate movie. ... Ancient Egyptian art is five thousand years old. ... This article is about angles in geometry. ... Tutting is the name given to a contemporary abstract interpretive dance style that exploits the bodys ability to create geometric positions and movements, predominately with the use of right angles. ... Waving is an illusionary dance style composed of a series of movements that give the appearance that a wave is traversing through a dancers body. ...

Notable poppers

David Elsewhere Bernal (born August 2, 1979) is a dancer from Santa Ana, California. ... Michael Chambers is an African-American actor and dancer. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Nam Hyun Joon,, or Poppin Hyun Joon, is a legend among poppers. ...

See also

  • Mime artist
  • Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, a popping and breakdancing movie

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Notes

  1. ^ a b Electric Boogaloos. The Birth of Popping and Boogaloo Style. "Funk Styles" History & Knowledge. Retrieved on 2006-05-15.
  2. ^ a b c Holman, Michael (10 1984). “History”, Breaking and the New York City Breakers. Freundlich Books. ISBN 0-88191-016-3. Retrieved on 2006-05-15.
    The Fantastic Poppers. Popping. Knowledge & Articles. Retrieved on 2006-05-15.
    The Twilight Players. Hall Of Fame. The Dance. Retrieved on 2006-05-15.
    Thomas Guzman-Sanchez of Chain Reaction. History Of A Forgotten Era. Underground Dance Masters. Retrieved on 2006-05-15.
    SpaceCapital at 4dapoppers.com. Interview with Bopping Andre. Interviews. Retrieved on 2006-05-15.
  3. ^ SpaceCapital at 4dapoppers.com. Interview with Scooby from California. Interviews. Retrieved on 2006-05-15.
  4. ^ a b Mr. Wiggles. Move Lessons. Dance Lessons. Retrieved on 2006-05-16.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ a b Full cast for Breakin' at IMDB
  7. ^ Poppin' Pete's page at the Electric Boogaloos

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External links

  • Funkstyler.com Watch Popping/Locking/Funkstyle Video Clips
  • OzFunkstylist.com An Australian dance community with profiles, messaging and more!
  • DanceMaster.com Official site of the International Urban Dance Master Assoc. est. 1996.
  • Mikesmoves-Learn Hip Hop Dance Moves - Teaching hip hop dance (popping, gliding, heel toe...) through instructional lessons, videos, and pictures.
  • The Electric Boogaloos A pioneer popping group.
  • Mr. Wiggles The website of Mr. Wiggles of The Electric Boogaloos.
  • Style2ouf All about streetdance [popping, locking, funkstyle...], interview, videos, musics, pictures, active message board, how to...

Video clips

  • Popping video clips (Funkstyler)
  • Juste Debout Trailer (YouTube)
  • Nam Hyun Joon (YouTube)
  • Poppin' Pete at Battle of the Alamo (YouTube)
  • Salah, Popgun and Kin at Korean Freestyle Sessions (YouTube)
  • Salah Style2ouf Trailer (YouTube)
Street dance
Breakdancing - Hip hop dance - Krumping - Liquid dancing - Locking - Popping - Robot - Tutting - Uprock

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