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About the series- I started the Bboy studies in 2005 but have been entrenched with real Bboys throughout my childhood in the 70s and 80s in the South Bronx and the Upper Westside, with the Rock Steady Crew. I wasn’t a dancer if not a die-hard spectator, student, and defender of the dance and dancers.

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What is the history of the BBOY ABSTRACTS? The History of the Bboy Abstracts lies in my formative years as a kid when I was involved with the world famous Bboy (Break Dance) Rock Steady Crew, this was around 1980, many of the members lived in my neighborhood, Doze Green, Ken Swift, Frosty Freeze, Kippy Dee, and others, Crazy Legs the President, lived in Upper Manhattan at the time but was always present. We all used to congregate at what we then called Rock Steady Park where they would practice new dance moves and routines on the bare concrete or on cardboard boxes, linoleum and playground mats. Being a visual artist I was always on the outside looking in because...

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  BREAKING/ALGORHYTHMSRe‐Coding Bboy Dance toward the FutureCarlos “Mare 139” Rodriguez ExhibitionOctober 20 – 28, 2017 Breaking/Algorhythms ‐ Re‐Coding Bboy Dance Toward the Future is a projectby Carlos Mare139 Rodriguez that envisions modern Bboy Dance through theintegration of advanced technologies and traditional visual practices in Drawings,Painting and Sculpture. Also known as Carlos Mare he is a renowned sculptor/painter who, in 1985,pioneered a novel version of urban graffiti as modernist sculpture. Inspired by hisassociation with the early Hip Hop Bboy breakdancers, namely the infamous RockSteady Crew and the works of photographer Eadweard Muybridge, Modernists likeUmberto Boccioni, Marcel Duchamp and Kandinsky whose work with dancer GretPalucca is where Mare found a semblance in the distillation of the body andmovement through the use of...

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