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– Concepts –

I went to see Bboy LB (Floor Riderz) a few weeks ago. He’s a good friend of mine and also the person who first got me into popping. He taught me my first arm/body wave. 😀 Here’s his blog

BBoy LB in action

But anyway, we were discussing freestyling and then got onto the subject of concepts. I’ve heard the word “concepts” thrown around in dance quite a lot, but it was only at that moment did I really start thinking about it some more. I used to think in terms of “moves”. You hit, you wave, do a walkout – and boom. That’s three moves.

Wrong.

A friend of mine, Tee (Justice League Poppers), suggested to stop thinking in terms of “moves”, but to think of them more as concepts. Think of it as a style. I thought to myself: “Sure. Waving, right?” But I just let it at that. I’d never really thought more about it. I basically thought to myself: “Ok, so if I were to turn this armwave into a concept, it just means I need to carry on this wave for longer and do more waving.”

Wrong.

What LB was telling me was that, in essence, concepts are what help tell a story. At least this is my interpretation. You can run out of “moves”, but you can’t run out of concepts. It can be a concept as simple as having one foot stuck to the floor. So you make different angles, shapes and movements around this concept that one of your feet is stuck. It can be as complex as becoming a fantasy character and playing out a scenario.

It feels as if my mind is slowly opening up as I think of more concepts. At the moment I’m playing with isolation ideas and reverse isolation, too. But I also want to play with the concept of magnetism and pivots, since I’ve been thinking about this for a while. It seems as if there aren’t enough hours in the day to explore all these avenues, and it’s a shame that I have a short attention span. 😦

But I have a goal in mind. I’m entering a competition in February, so I need to train HARD. Also it helps keep my mind off things because I’ve been feeling a little down, lately.

Anyway, will write soon!
Peace.

– Favourites from KOD so far –


Seen’s too dope. Forrealz! He looks like he’s not even trying and he’s got a nice groove. Catch 1:03 – 1:09. Sick stuff!


As for Hozin, he’s been getting himself out there recently. And really he’s on fire; catching all those little beats and hitting some creative angles. Dope, dope, dope.