Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era

Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era

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by Thomas Guzman-Sanchez
     
 

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This book is a comprehensive, historical bible on the subject of urban street dance and its influence on modern dance, hip hop, and pop culture.

• Includes coverage of all of the major players in urban dance

• Places current dance phenomena—from the moves of Usher to the choreography of High School Musical—in a historical context that

Overview

This book is a comprehensive, historical bible on the subject of urban street dance and its influence on modern dance, hip hop, and pop culture.

• Includes coverage of all of the major players in urban dance

• Places current dance phenomena—from the moves of Usher to the choreography of High School Musical—in a historical context that stretches half a century

• Includes interviews and photos to further bring the rich history of urban dance to life

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"An intriguing window into the work and world of Guzman-Sanchez, an urban street dancer, and the performances he was part of, starting in the mid-1960s and continuing through the 1970s and beyond. . . . Because of the author's central participation in the era examined, this brief volume serves as a primary document from a true believer and respected practitioner." - Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313386923
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/31/2012
Pages:
169
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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Joan L. Erdman

"Innovative, informative and intriguing—this is a unique history of urban dance, and a must-read for all concerned with cultural creativity and social networking in America."

Meet the Author

Thomas Guzman-Sanchez is founder of the International Urban Dance Master Association and has helped pioneer forms of urban dance since 1973.

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Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 I read Underground Dancemasters (Guzman-Sanchez), and thoroughlyenjoyed it.  Matt Babcock 
The-Dance-Man More than 1 year ago
OMG! This is the most intriguing and intense information that I have ever seen about street dance. It not just history but the witnessing and personal encounters that make this book come alive. Whether you call it Break dance or hip-hop dance it doesn't matter. I have grown up believing so much BS on the internet. This book has set my world upside down. Everything that I learned in college was wrong. What's up with that? Why wasn't this written before? The details in the stories are incredible. I wish I could have been there, but this book is the next best thing. To learn about the dancers and the dances made feel complete. I believe I am now ready for any BS that is spewed at me regarding this subject. Everyone needs to have this book. It IS like the Bible of Urban Dance. I am getting this for all of my friends on the hip-hop team. They need to read this. It will make them better dancers. AMAZING. Thank you Barnes and Noble for making it available. WWWWOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW! Jim B.