Tuesday, 13 November 2012

B-boying In Turkey

B-boying or breakdancing is a style of street dancing that originates from New York Cities African American and Latino youths during the early 1970's.  The Saray Restaurant here in Kuşadası, Turkey, has had a Turkish troup of local youths entertaining the diners during the summer months.  

There routine starts with the group donning white masks, and performing dance moves, which is referred to as 'Top Rock'

One of the breakers then went onto demonstrate the 'Power Move' headspin, where he spun round on his head.

Another form of move is the 'Freeze' where the breaker suspends himself off the ground using his upper body strength to pose.

It is amazing to see the control that these breakers have to undertake these moves in the middle of a busy restaurant.

Here is another one of the 'Power Moves' know as the windmill,

and this one is the swipe.

This 'Freeze' requires incredible upper body strength and appears to defy gravity.

Some of the moves are acrobatic.

This move called 'Downrock' requires the breaker to balance on his hands whilst threading his legs through each other.

In this move the breaker was bouncing on his hand to move his body around the floor to the beat of the music.

The 'Suicide Move' is where the breaker appears to loose control and fall, before taking control before hitting the floor.

This breaker was performing hand bouncing while proceeding to remove his t-shirt,

and then his trainers and trousers....

Here is some more of the 'Windmill Power Move'.

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