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Breakdancing, 'Present at the Creation'

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October 14, 2002

On the streets of New York in the 1970s and '80s, kids from the Bronx were spinning on their heads and backs, doing acrobatic flips and rocking to hip-hop beats. What began as a competition of skills at house parties and street jams soon became a pop culture phenomenon. NPR's Mandalit del Barco explores the origins of breakdancing as part of the Present at the Creation series.

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