Saturday, November 22, 2008

Poppin Pete in SF

It's the 10th Anniversary SFHipHop Dance Festival weekend !
Went to last night's show and saw some killer pieces.
This afternoon, one of the visiting dancers, Popping Legend "Popin Pete" gave a 1 1/2 hour class to give us the basics and flavor of the 'Popping' style.
I came away with a greater understanding of this style and just how difficult it is do it with a 'loose groove'. Beginners like me, tend to make it look wooden and stiff. I think our minds are too focused on the 'pop' and not on the entire movement. This makes it look jerky and robot-like. (Robot-like is fine when that's what you want, but it's not fine when it's the only thing you can do :-) ).
The class was great. Thank you SFHipHop DanceFest for arranging the class !
There's another show on tonight, different than yesterday's program.
I'm really looking forward to experiencing it !

video of Poppin Pete in Beijing

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