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    Making moves: the changing shape of breakdancing

    Breaking culture is changing shape globally. An original pillar of hip-hop, b-boys and b-girls combine power moves with a stylish mix of attitude and playfulness, responding to the drum break in a beat while flowing out a story with their bodies — as MCs do with their voices. 2023 marks the 50th year of hip-hop, and breakers have an increased eye on them as lovers of the genre come together to celebrate. In addition, breaking has been recognised as an official Olympic sport for the Paris 2024 games. As the audience for breaking opens up, so do opportunities to learn about breaking, its relationship with hip- hop and place in the world.

    On a tour bus in New York City, MC RayZa stands in zebra-stripe and green trackies…

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