Riga break dancing takes on new spin

  • 1998-07-30
  • Katya Cengel
Break dancing, the style of dancing that was big in the West during the 80s, is undergoing a revival in Latvia. Now known as Hip Hop, Katya Cengel found the dance form has become a way of life.Vadim Meikshan re-members when he first heard about break dancing back in 1985. At that time, anything that didn't come out of a communist country was forbidden. Propaganda was in full swing and police beat up dancers. Yet break dancing still managed to seep through. Through illegal American films such as "Break Dance 1" and "Beat Street," Meikshan learned about break dancing and graffiti. In a flat...
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