The Big Break Dance Contest, Live at The Roxy, 1983

The Big Break Dance Contest Live at the Roxy 1983 Full Video! This is the complete historical performance remastered from the original VHS recordings it was taped to. It’s over 21 minutes of ground breaking live footage featuring 1983 B-Boy crews, the Magnificent Force, Uptown Express, the Fantastic Duo, the Flash Dancers, Larry Watson and Jason Twigg, the Heartbreakers, and the Dynamic Breakers. This B-Boy contest was hosted by Leslie Uggams, co-hosted by Carlos De Jesus, and includes celebrity judges Anita Morris, football great Hershel Walker, All My Childrens’ Debbie Morgan and Darnell Williams, Earl ‘the Pearl’ Monroe, Disco Fever Owner Sal Abbatiello, WABC News Anchor John Johnson, Saturday Night Fever and Beat Street Choreographer Lester Wilson, and artist Lillo Thomas. Also features a short introductory documentary on the early Hip Hop culture featuring interviews with Afrika Bambaataa and other members of the Zulu Nation. On top of all that it includes a 1983 Burger King Hip Hop commercial from the airing, which was purposefully included to complete the throw-back vibe. The winners of the contest received $2500, an appearance on New York Hot Tracks, and a key roll in the movie Beat Street. If you know the movie, you know who won the contest! Enjoy! For more in depth info, see Official Periodic Blog http://officialperiodic.blogspot.com/… or discuss it in the Hip Hop forum http://cratedigging.co/1/2120/the_big… UPDATE: 3-18-2013: This program will air in full at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem March 28th, 7:30 PM hosted by Ego Trip. Post screening Q&A with Kim-A-Kazi (Dynamic Dolls), Duce Martinez (Dynamic Breakers), Loose Joint (Fantastic Duo / Elite Forice) and moderated by Chairman Mao of ego trip. See details at: http://www.mayslesinstitute.org/cinem… UPDATE: 3-30-2013 The showing of this went well, check out new press, pics, interviews and further information at http://cratedigging.co/1/2120/the_big…

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