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Olympic Breakdancing 2024 — First Time


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“Breaking will feature in the Olympics for the first time at the Paris games in 2024, following other urban sports such as skateboarding. It’s a leap from breaking’s origins in the emerging hip-hop culture of the Bronx in the late 1970s.

“The competition to get a place at Paris 2024 is exceptionally fierce. There’ll be only 32 dancers worldwide: 16 male, 16 female.

“The breaking scene is strong in the US, as you’d imagine, but also in France, Japan, Korea, China:”

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/nov/04/we-train-as-athletes-but-we-dance-as-artists-the-uk-breakdancers-chasing-olympic-gold

(thanks to  Jan McNulty at BalletcoForum)

 

Edited by Buddy
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