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The Influence of the American Locking Group ‘The Lockers’ on Street Dance

SONG YURI 1 kim hyunnam 1

1한국체육대학교

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ABSTRACT

The Lockers, a locking group having been active in 1970s, had a great influence on a genre called “Street Dance”. The group had established the distinguishing characteristics of street dance and contributed the popularization of the genre. These achievements provide the ground for feasibility of historical study on the development of the group and street dance. In this respect, this study provides the concepts of street dance and locking, the history of The Lockers and its major performances, which had not been previously covered on literature and Internet materials. The history had been complemented with interviews with its members, including its founder Don “Campbellock” Campbell, original dancers and their succeeding members. On the basis of these, the study explains the influence on street dance. This study has importance in a sense that it attempts a theoretical approach on locking genre which has not been dealt with in earlier studies.

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