Free class on 7.11.11 /monday/ 21:30 h in Winter palace hall
Instructor: Davo Garcia
Time table of the classes – every monday and friday at 21:30 h in Winter Palace hall
Hip Hop vs. Lyrical Hip Hop
I like to move it, move it!
When you’re trying to identify a lyrical hip-hop routine, look for hip-hop choreography sprinkled with contemporary-inspired steps that tell a story to the lyrics of a song (usually a slow one with a strong beat). “You’re not going to see hitting, locking or buck style in lyrical hip hop,” Napoleon says. Expect isolations (especially of the chest), slow, fluid movements (like gliding and body waves) and contemporary-inspired turns (but not pirouettes). There’s popping, but not the hard-hitting kind. Dancers are meant to look like they’re unwinding, unraveling and floating.
Give Me a Beat!
Both hip-hop and lyrical hip-hop dancers are extremely musical, but they interpret the beat differently. Hip-hop dancers hit the beat (one, two, stop). Lyrical hip-hop dancers ride through the beat while still accenting it (one, two-ooo). “In hip hop, if you were dancing with a partner, you would punch and stop at his face,. “But in lyrical hip hop, you would punch and go past his face. Lyrical hip hop contains movements across measures.” And the nuances and smooth melodies of slower R&B songs and ballads are the perfect tunes for the style.
Lyrical hip hop artist : Britney spears Rhianna Justin timberlake NSync Michael Jackson Ne-Yo Chris brown Kazaky