The Influence of Social Media on Hip-Hop Dancers and their Classes

Zimányi, Gabriella and Lanszki, Anita (2020) The Influence of Social Media on Hip-Hop Dancers and their Classes. Tánc és Nevelés, 1 (1). pp. 97-112. ISSN 2732-1002


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The popularity of social media is undeniable and the number of its users have been rapidly growing from the beginnings. Online presence has influenced the field of the arts including the world of hip-hop dance as well. The platforms allowed hip-hop dancers to reach entire crowds throughout the online surfaces. Choreographers and dancers became famous by their shared videos, which soon lead to the appearance of a growing number of edited, performance-like, therefore, manipulated class foot-ages. These posts show a distorted image and unrealistic expectations regarding the purpose of taking classes. The influence of these videos has been unknown so far but it is a heated topic amongst hip-hop dancers. Besides, there are several other factors caused by social media that could impact the dancers of the community. The rela-tion of social media and hip-hop dance was studied through a qualitative research with participants from Budapest, London and Los Angeles (n=6). The results of the research show that social media sometimes individually and other times regionally can be an advantage or a disadvantage both for hip-hop dancers and the classes that they take. The platforms also influence hip-hop teachers and their students mentally and physically, it effects their motivation, sponsorship and job opportunities as well.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PN Literature (General) / irodalom általában > PN1560-1590 The Performing Arts / előadóművészet (tánc)
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2020 06:28
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2020 06:28

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