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NOW PLAYING. -- Breaking through on BBC

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NOW PLAYING.  -- Breaking through on BBC

Direct Link to feature - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct2gcz   Breaking through Breaking, also known as break-dancing, borne in New York City in the 1970s, is set to make its debut at the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024. Four-time breaking world champion, BoxWon (Benyaamin Barnes McGee), traces how breaking went from Bronx block parties to NYC’s downtown art scene, to the world. Speaking to legends of the scene, such as Rock Steady Crew's Ken Swift and B-Boy Glyde from Dynamic Rockers, BoxWon reveals how punk impresario, Malcolm McLaren, helped breaking become a worldwide craze in the 1980s - before it vanished. But breaking...

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Breaking in the 2024 Olympics - Paris, France

Freestyle Session Bboy Bgirl Breakdance Breaking CROS ONE dancer hip hop Olympics

Breaking in the 2024 Olympics - Paris, France

 Roxrite at Freestyle Session - photo by Kien Quan     Breaking and the Olympics are two things from totally separate worlds for me.  I come from a Judo background did it since I was about 6 years old up into my 20's(I'm 45 now).  Dreams of being an Olympic Athlete were once abundant in my goals in life.  Was a 3 time Junior National Champion in the sport and even got introduced to Breaking when I started as well.  My first National Championship took place in Odessa, Texas in 83 we drove all the way there from San Diego(I...

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