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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Take a break

NEW HAVEN - Planet B-Boy a feature-length documentary that explores one of the most incredible dance phenomena the world has ever seen will be shown at from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 2 the New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.
Breakdancing, once known as B-boying---until the girls got into the act, originated on the streets of New York City during the seventies and was a huge influence on hip-hop culture in America, event organizers said.
Movies such as Flashdance inspired teens to compete against one another across America, spinning on their backs doing "windmills," training their bodies to "pop and lock," and mastering gravity-defying moves. Then it seemed to fade into history.
Turns out, B-boying was just evolving into a sophisticated and acrobatic dance form. Planet B-Boy explores the back stories of five of the best b-boy competitors from all over the world as they prepare for the Battle of the Year, "World Cup" of b-boying, held annually in Germany. The film is suitable for all ages. For details call the library at 946-8835.