This post refers to the female presence in street dance, an expression that appears as one of the elements of the hip hop cultural movement. Currently, hip hop has become a predominantly masculine territory in its manifestations, being crossed by different meanings of bodies and genders, which correlate with other cultural marks, making human relations and, therefore, power complex, which function in different ways in the organization of social groups.
Female in Hip Hop Dance
In this scenario, the performance of female bodies is thought within a network of social and power relations, disputing and producing meanings, inventing their own insertion tactics, in a plural and dynamic way. Powers that are not so localizable but that are dispersed, circulate in social practices, produce and constitute subjects. Thus, as an objective, we will map how the different female presences in street hip-hop dance groups are exercised. For the development of the research, urban ethnography was used as a methodological path, associated with elements of the cartographic method.
The post is driven by the anxiety of wanting to perceive how women have constituted themselves ethically as female presences in these spaces of sociability created by street dance.
Woman – Your specialties
The female body has an aesthetic composition and strength different from that of men. In addition to the physical issue, the way of seeing the world and interacting with it is also different. We all know that “Street Dance” is not only a dance modality, but also a way of life. Style that at the beginning of his movement was occupied by more men. But women, as always, were fighting and conquered their space in the middle. It is logical to bring a particular spice from the female universe into this captivating and dynamic dance style.
We can see great differences and at the same time an enormous magic that involves the female presence in the world of Street Dance, from hip-hop to trap. They are expressions and movements that are even coordinated and danced together with men, but the spice is there. The variation in strength, rhythm and placement of feelings is subtle and perceived in a special way for those who have a more clinical look. The woman then contributes greatly to further root this urban movement, born in the peripheries and taking over the world’s stages in a singular and simple way. But also firmly and already giving the message that they arrived to stay.