Korean breakdance spectacular
This article is from 2007.
In recent years, Korea has emerged as a hotbed of breakdance talent. And one of the company’s most revered breakdance companies, Maximum Crew is about to hit the Fringe like a brick through a window. Known for its incredible synchronised routines, the company won the Best Performance Award at the 2006 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.
But what is it about Korean breakdance that sets it apart? ‘I think we spend more time on training,’ suggests Maximum Crew’s David Yoon. ‘And because Korea has created a lot of good companies in recent years, it’s more competitive.’
It’s not all about headspins and windmills, however, as Yoon explains: ‘Moves are not solely created to have a good look, it’s an expression of the dancer’s life and the spirit within – their desires, longings and the implied message they want to convey.’
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