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“Physical Graffiti: Breaking Is Hard to Do’ by Sally Banes, published in the village voice, was the first major news article on Breakdancing

On April 10, 1981, the Village Voice published, ‘Physical Graffiti: Breaking Is Hard to Do’ by Sally Banes, the first major news article on B-Boying—also known as—breakdancing. Sally Banes was a dance critic for the Village Voice, the SoHo Weekly News and Dance Magazine.

Her article ‘Physical Graffiti: Breaking Is Hard to Do’ was reprinted in her book Writing Dancing in the age of Postmodernism. She wrote about how Breakdancing started in the Bronx and included Ken Swift and RSC who influenced more interests in B-Boying and Hip-Hop.

You can find her book Writing Dancing in the age of Postmodernism on Amazon.

"Physical Graffiti: Breaking Is Hard to Do' by Sally Banes, published in the village voice, was the first major news article on Breakdancing

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