Hip-hop

  It’s hard to tell how much cultural impact hip-hop has brought to society, but so far, in communities, squares, and sidewalks, this dance that shows physical coordination and strength has become an art form for young people to express their passion. They showed off each other’s skills, kept their bodies close to the ground, and made passers-by stop and watch with all kinds of thrilling movements and fancy dances, clapping their hands in amazement.
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  Hip-hop is a product of modern social culture. With the pace of the industrial revolution, mechanization has replaced manual labor, and urban civilization has appeared in front of the world with a fast-paced lifestyle. In order to relieve the pressure of thinking, many people gradually abandoned traditional cultural concepts and forms of artistic entertainment. Driven by the spirit of seeking excitement and bold adventure, hip-hop has become the favorite art of urban groups. This art first originated in sub-Saharan Africa. It is a modern art for black Americans to express their passion. It integrates sports, fitness, acrobatics and yoga. It requires performers to have strong physical fitness and an adventurous spirit. Street dance represents secular culture and urban modern fashion. It was born in the 1960s and contrasts with American Hollywood classics and gorgeous Broadway operas. One is elegant, one is popular, one is accepted by the upper class, and the other is favored by the bottom of the society. Different races and social status determine the social class involved in this road. It is only limited to the people at the bottom of the society. It is a language for young people to show off their skills in bars, cafes, docks, blocks, and walking paths. A way to express anger in your heart. At first, the legal provisions of some states in the United States clearly stipulated that white people were not allowed to intervene. With the spread of the anti-racial discrimination social movement in the United States, some white people who used art to talk with the government also joined the crowd. In the show, they danced to a cheerful beat, shaking their thighs and hips, and gathered in front of the White House and Capitol to show their dissatisfaction with the current situation. In the eyes of the police, it is better to twist your waist to show off than to throw stones and gasoline bottles directly at them, and the government will no longer interfere with young people’s domineering and protesting methods. In fact, the popularity of hip-hop in the United States is only a matter of recent years. In 1992, the film “Nuns Are Crazy” directed by the famous director Emilie Adorino was staged grandly in 50 states in the United States. Whoopi Goldberg, a black actress with a slightly swollen body, just gambled. Di Lauris, the black female singer of the Moonlight Nightclub, has performed well. She has extraordinary skills, twisting her waist and shaking her fat torso, leading a group of troublemakers who are difficult to train in society. She won honors in the competition and psychologically subdued this. help students. In 2005, another Hollywood blockbuster “Dancing Out of My Life” was staged. The street hip-hop and elegant ballet in the film could perfectly fit on the stage. A new artistic standard that betrays traditional aesthetics was born accordingly. For aesthetics, beauty and ugliness, vulgarity and elegance are not absolute. What seems ugly today may become a culture of perfection if we examine it tomorrow.
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  Hip-hop moves with the trend from beginning to end. It only took ten years from the initial twisting of the waist, the body to the head landing. By the 1970s it was classified as Hip-Hop part of Culture). From the perspective of aesthetic groups, we attribute the people engaged in hip-hop activities to young people who are adventurous, or those who have provocative and aggressive behaviors to cause trouble. They have one thing in common: they like to be in the limelight, for fear that others will not know their existence. In order to resolve violent conflicts, it is best for each other to show their unique skills in advance, fall to the ground and rotate, twist waist and body to show the strength of the body and avoid direct hand-to-hand combat. Over time, a dance in the eyes of the public that uses dazzling skills to show physical strength came into being. Compared with traditional dance, hip-hop dance is a sexy dance, and the performers are also very revealing. The function of the upper body is to show beauty, and the lower body is the main action, mainly using the hips, waist, legs, and some simple handstand rotations, while the temptation of shaking the thighs in the air. Hip-hop dance is generally divided into two categories: individual performances and group uniform movements. Individual movements are skill-based performances. The dancer highlights a part of the body, such as the crotch, hip, shoulder, leg, waist, head, etc., and vigorously shakes and twists. , perform extraordinary movements and postures. In the American movie “Extraordinary Dance Troupe”, the individual dazzling movements and skills of hip-hop dancers are brought into full play. A hot and hot youth team, all of them are vigorous and leap into the air in the film. In addition, American films such as “Break Dance”, “Dancing Out of My Life” and “Rock and Roll” have performed well. The street dances shown by the dancers in the film have left a deep impression on the audience. Group dance is manifested as unified movements, standardized rhythms, consistent rotations and twists, and constitutes a vivid visual image. After the emergence of hip-hop, American pop star Michael Jackson took to the stage. His shrill and shrill vocal singing, co-authored with those extraordinary stage dazzling skills, injected new vitality into pop singing and hip-hop performances. Street dance is popular in Chicago, New York and Las Vegas in the United States, and this dance usually provides some mental stimulation for gamblers. In California’s red-light district, hip-hop has become a cultural form of soliciting business. Young men and women gather on the street side by side. The girls flirt with their skirts and poses, while the young men strip their shirts and show their developed bodies. In addition, some street dance performances are not flattering. Those men and women who are against social morality stick closely to the body, and the girl clamps the boy’s head and spins on the ground, which makes the dance itself out of the aesthetic vision, forcing the audience to feel panic and Shyly embarrassed, come and embrace their art. In addition, street dance daring people also perform in groups in public places, blocking traffic and disrupting social order. Hip-hop is currently related to American hip-hop (Hip
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  To explore the formation and evolution of hip-hop dance, it is necessary to touch the essence of modern American culture. Since the explorer Columbus discovered the New World on March 15, 1493, to July 4, 1776, when Washington declared independence in Philadelphia, America has always been a place where British colonists exiled criminals, in those wild dunes and wastelands. After the discovery of gold, a large number of gold prospectors and adventurers flocked. People get together, culture first. In order to unify the pace and harmonize the rhythm of life, culture became what people most desired at that time. American culture is different from any country with a long history in Europe. She established order in the midst of exile, and sought stability in chaos. From an unworthy and wild country, she became a leader who will lead the tide of world culture in the future, and she has gone through a period of adventure. , exploration, looting, plagiarism, restructuring, and then became the cultural superpower in the world.
  There are only three points to consider rationally about the characteristics of American hip-hop. One, fashion. Pursuing new trends, paying attention to changes, and following the waves are the characteristics of American hip-hop. There are no fixed patterns and tricks, no inherent patterns and movements, and dancers can give full play to their potential. A person with different life experience and artistic understanding often reflects a different hip-hop art. In dance The content presented and the lyrical approach chosen are also different. Grasping the context of the times and paying attention to social dynamics is a yardstick pursued by hip-hop art. Under the image of this idea, the movements of hip-hop change rapidly, and the body parts and dance postures expressed also change with the evolution of the times. Today it is the head spinning on the ground, tomorrow it may be every muscle in the body shaking like an electric shock in a state of spasms and twitches. Fashion is also avant-garde and advanced. The word “fashion” is very popular, and the English is “fashion”. In order to attract attention, hip-hop must be fashionable, just like leaves, changing with the seasons, emerald green, dark green, golden yellow, maroon They represent the different seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. Once hip-hop is synchronized with fashion, its artistic style will not be lonely due to the disappearance of time, and will always be synchronized with modern life. Second, grassroots. Hip-hop dance is not elegant, and it is not associated with the classics. It represents the most basic thoughts and emotions of the people at the bottom of the society, a kind of dance that changes with life without thinking. The so-called “grass-roots culture” is also the common people’s culture, popular culture. The term grassroots originated in the United States in the 19th century. There is a saying that is not accurate, but it is very reasonable. During the gold rush in San Francisco, it was rumored that where the grass roots grew on the top of the mountain soil, there was gold underneath. As a result, it attracted people from all walks of life to gather here. Later, when the term “grassroots” was introduced into the field of sociology, “grassroots” was given the connotation of “grassroots people”. Hip-hop originated from black neighborhoods and is a low-class art. Later, it was hyped by the media and gradually entered the life of white people and was accepted by the mainstream society. Hip-hop still retains the most primitive cultural information of the grassroots, an art form that is generally recognized and favored by the citizens. Third, improvisation. That is to say, dancers change their dance postures and construct dance postures according to the emotions at the time, and the length of the performance time is also determined by their own emotions. Often, dancers have three stages of emotional movement, bursting, and intermittent, in a hearty body. End after exercise. Improvisation comes from jazz, and it is the easiest way for singers on stage to express their passion. Occasionally, they use the rocking guitar in the electroacoustic band to promote the climax of art. Hip-hop uses the improvisational term of jazz. After the passion is poured out, sweat is poured into the rain, and then there is an improvisation performance to show public harmony.
  American popular art has the same characteristics, that is, it emphasizes personal value in culture, advocates development and competition, and emphasizes rationality and practicality. Design, the pursuit of the ultimate realization of personal value. The United States is a country of immigrants, and appropriation is a feature of American culture. It is the collection of the world’s classic culture and popular culture, plus the American thinking and life background, and transformed into American culture. Such as: the spiritual songs of black people in West Africa, the martial arts in China, the nagqu in Japan, and the yoga in India, all of which took root and mutated in the United States. American culture is representative of Broadway operas, Hollywood movies, jazz, rock, hip-hop and so on. When talking about American culture, we must use a broad cultural vision, analyze and recognize it, and critically accept the good elements of American culture and discard the bad things. Nowadays, hip-hop has become a favorite form of urban youth, and many positive factors have been integrated into the popular process. Nowadays, it is not only owned by the United States, but also on the stage in Asia, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, we also see pop singers writhing and shouting.
  Hip-hop is a culture and an attitude to life. Its rise reflects the manic and emotional state of post-industrial society, a weather vane for confronting society and venting dissatisfaction. Or, the social factors involved are more than that. It may be a re-cognition of the relationship between people and people and society after the two world wars, and a deep reflection on the warm and cold human feelings and the coldness of the world.