Sunday, March 25, 2012
Asian american youtube hip hop dance community
As a dancer, I browse youtube videos for inspiration for my own choreography. Some of the most well known hip hop dancers through youtube are, in fact, asian-american. My favorite dancers are Brian Puspos ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abpwVRp6u3Q ) and Ellen Kim ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOUEQUeiI3I ) The hip hop team I am on, Haluan, is a part of the Filipino Student Association (FSA) at UC Santa Cruz. The name Haluan means "of mixed nature" in Tagalog. With all of the famous asian american hip hop dancers on youtube, and all of the crews comprised of mostly asian american members, why didn't the asian american dance community receive any attention in the class youtube presentations? If you were simply unaware of it, what do you think after watching the videos I attatched?