Flexing was born in the Brooklyn basements in the 1990’s and exploded across the city to become an internationally recognized dance style. The presentational nature of the dance battle share elements with West African dance. The competitive and athletic performance/battle is usually performed in the round, with a raucous audience cheering the participants/combatants. The heavy use of improvisation and physical call and response also mirrors another American art form with African roots- Jazz. Continue reading
Storyboard P performs Chalk Walk his interpretation of a crack binge. Continue reading
Adewale Adekanbi Jr.
NextLevel Squad Zilla March (Flexing Gas Mask) is the street dance documentary, that ventured deep into the NYC underground (literally) to document the Flexing prowess of the Brooklyn-based NextLevel Squad. Continue reading
By Adewale Adekanbi
Les Twins and Kida The Great and Jabari Timmons perform an exhibition battle at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco featuring DJ Tomahawk Bang and MC RJ Kool Raul.