Saturday, 1 November 2014

Lyrical hip hop

Hip- hop dance is a street dance style performed to hip-hop music. The major hip-hop styles are breaking, locking and popping. Hip-hop is well-known since it has been danced in almost all the TV shows. But there is a special genre of hip-hop called the 'Lyrical hip-hop' that has developed in the recent years. It had not been in the public eye until it was featured in the popular TV show 'So You Think You Can Dance'. Lyrical dance is a different genre that includes elements from Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet and tap dance.  It gives an emotional connect through the dancer's gestures and facial expressions. Hip-hop needs energy, clarity of steps and sharp twists and turns. So lyrical hip-hop is a combination of both. The movements are hip-hop based but the dance expresses the feelings of the dancer.It is usually danced to a slow music to give the emotional feel.

Lyrical hip-hop in 'So You Think You Can Dance'
The best ever lyrical hip-hop I have ever witnessed


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