Creativity, skill, integrity, intelligence and community: A conversation on the nature of practice in hip hop

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Abstract

Robert Hylton is a first-generation UK hip hop theatre practitioner, who is currently writing a PhD at the Centre for Dance Research Coventry University on the nature of transmission of knowledge in black British Popping. Jonathan Burrows is a choreographer and Associate Professor at C-DaRE Coventry, who has worked for many years with hip hop artist Jonzi-D, mentoring hip hop artists interested in theatre practice. Robert and Jonathan have shared a long and ongoing conversation over many years about the nature of hip hop and its uneasy relationship to contemporary dance. The following text reflects that conversation, focussing specifically on the nature of practice in hip hop dance including transmission of physical and philosophical knowledge, respect for lineage, innovation and the relationship or not to academic research and the space of theatre.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-180
Number of pages11
JournalDance Research
Volume41
Issue number2
Early online date5 Dec 2023
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Dec 2023

Bibliographical note

© Edinburgh University Press
This is an [Author’s Original/Accepted Manuscript] of an article published by Edinburgh University Press in Dance Research.The Version of Record is available online at: http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/drs.2023.0401

Keywords

  • African Diaspora
  • Dance
  • cypher
  • hip hop dance
  • practice research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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