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Ronopotamus
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Posted:Quote Wikipedia:

[Quote]Popping (a.k.a. hitting) is a funk dance and street dance style based on the technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer's body, referred to as a pop or a hit. This is done continuously to the rhythm of a song in combination with other mime-style movements.[/Quote]



[Quote]Popping is also used as an umbrella term for a group of illusionary dance styles and techniques that are often combined with popping to create a more varied performance. The effect of popping as entertainment hinges on an almost-surrealistic contrast between the human dancer and the unnatural moves performed.[/Quote]



Having been amazed by the combination of popping and contact juggling recently, i've been feeling inspired to try it myself.

After searching the net for a bit I've found various performances, practice sessions and tutorials and gave it a go (to very little success so far...)



Does anyone know is their a "Home of Popping" or something similar or is it more split up? I've not found a website that gives tutorials or somewhere people share what they learn?





Where can we find more tutorials?



Popping conventions?



Anyone combining popping with poi, staff, etc?



What about mime? Where do all the mime artists hang out?



Whats your favorite popping video?





Favorite Popping Vids:



Cephalopod vs Dementia - Love the guy in white t-shirts style (Cephalopod?)



Roboting by Japanese dance crew "U-Min" - dance and theatrics



Sevenshadows? - Check out mr animations crazy backwardness at the start...rest of the vid is nothing special



Hyun Joon body popping - crazy korean popper



Liquid dancing:



LiquidPopCollective - Liquid Tutorial

LiquidPopCollective - Digits Tutorial

You can also find full routines from a few of the LPCs from these vids



LPC eric 1

LPC eric 2



Tutorials:



Popping Basics



inventfmc popping tutorial 1 - hitting and the fresno



invenfmc popping tutorial 2 - Hitting, Fresno, Dimestopping, Airposing, Strobing



robhiphop waving tutorial - waving for total beginners



robhiphop gliding tutorial



Websites:



Ezboard - check out mrwiggles.biz forum. Break + Funk styles forum



ContactJuggling.org - check forums -> "The Isolation Chamber" -> "more dance links"



Anyone with more information shout it out

smile



Ronan



p.s. any idea why my quoting isn't working?

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animatEd
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Posted:Mmm...

Last night, I actually hit myself out... ubblol

I went to a concert here in Huelva, and met some other poppers!! They were good, and they were locking and breaking as well. it was fun! Being in the middle of a circle of people watching you all get down was wicked! I was knackered by 9:30, though!

looks like I can learn more stuff while I'm out here after all!

Me = Happy boy.


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Ronopotamus
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Posted:Sounds great LTC!
Do these things happen all over europe?

I'm still trying to slide around the floor, and making shapes with fingers and hands over here.

smile


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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted: Written by: Liquifies_Through_Contact


Being in the middle of a circle of people watching you all get down was wicked!



When it happens to me I become really self-concious i do one of two things - pretend people aren't there or freeze up, go blank and shoo everyone away from the crime scene...

 Written by: Liquifies_Through_Contact


I was knackered by 9:30, though!



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swirlygrrl
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Posted:Great thread! I wanted to say thanks to everyone who put up links. I was blown away by a lot of them! I've been wanting to add more fusion into my bellydance and some of the videos helped a lot. biggrin


animatEd
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Posted:Mmmm... lines...

dime stops... finally make sense. doesn't make them any easier...

hits... have improved muchly

glides... I can now go on point(e?) a lot better than before, and my feet have gained muchos strength. I can now support my weight in bare feet on my big toes alone biggrin but now I want straighter lines.

Tuts. Colin helped me out loads with these. they make double the sense they used to now...

Boogaloo. ubblove

Waves have become way more isolated...

practicing on your own for a while, and then meeting up with others is a wicked technique booster. poppers, unite!!


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Yakumo
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Posted:last time I tried popping I must have been 9 years old, trying to copy god knows who, and then trying to moonwalk like every other kid at the time..

wish I hadn't stopped playing, havn't got the slightest clue now.

pretty much just lost all of today to watching the vids you guys put up here and following other links off them smile

really liked a lot of the liquid stuff I came across :


(tut :

)

I think glides are one of the coolest things in the world.


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Yakumo
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Posted:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsyjNTFv6x0
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absolutely awesome david elsewhere compilation s3knot posted on spherculism.


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Posted:WOW that last video ROCKED!


Ronopotamus
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Posted:Not so long ago i saw a video called "japanese animation dancer tozawa3" - japanese guy doing lots of craziness to a track made from street fighter noises. It was on some popping site that i can't remember and also on youtube. unfortunately its disappeared. Did anyone manage to d/l it before this happened? If so please give me a shout, i'd love to see it again.

Liquid dancing:
LiquidPopCollective - Liquid Tutorial
LiquidPopCollective - Digits Tutorial
You can also find full routines from a few of the LPCs from these vids

LPC eric 1
LPC eric 2
eekCan someone please tell me what the hell he does with his feet (when they move from side to side)? is this some sort of glide or something else?


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Posted:Yo Ronan!!

Welcome to the world of Boog style. smile

Now. What he's doing there is a bit hard to explain in text.

Fingers crossed, I'm going to BJC. You should go too. If I meet you there, I'll teach it to you. smile

There's all sorts of things going on in that vid. The main one's I could pick out are some sort of Skeeter Rabbit style footwork, some shuffles and boog rolls, and even some old man as well...


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
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animatEd
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Posted:I should probaby give an update on my progress as well, whilst I'm here...

I've recently the discovered the joys of Toyman style.

Cobras/Snaking. Makes sense. and starting to look good too.

The old man. Got it, after so much trying it and looking stupid.

Boog rolls. I *think* I have them.

Worked out some more tut things...

got a few 'o-flex' things down too.

My hits are starting to get really hard...

and foot work has improved. I used to limp around a lot from when I sprained my ankle really badly about five/six years ago, but now, I hardly have any pain there at all. And it's all thanks to gliding.

Still having a few issues with my posture.

Locking is hard. not really ventured into that world much.

Currently working out how to do all these things whilst contact juggling, in a way that looks better than just me holding the ball and popping.


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.


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Posted:Liquid Pop Eric is really amazing,
I love so much his routines .. thanks a lot Ronan for the links
I want his footsteps ubblove



Yakumo
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Posted:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc0uEdGOqwI
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I think that's the tozawa vid you were after?


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Yakumo
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Posted:and wow, she's growing up, and still poppin.. (pretty sure this is the same girl as in other earlier vids)




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Yakumo
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Posted:last one, really love the wavy arm turn from 1:40, so smooth..




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Posted:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqJsaqykhLo
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Rachel Brice doing some tribal belly dance

Ok, so not body popping, but some great slow and controlled isolations... and a pretty lady dancing biggrin



Ronopotamus
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Posted:Not the vid I was looking for but thanks for the link anyway Yakumo. I saw a vid of him a while back on some japanese tv show. He was doing an amazing routine to music mixed with street fighter stylee computer games, robotic style mixed with special moves....

Whahey for BJC! Was lovely to watch Colin and Ed popping. Was gutted that i missed Durbs gliding/floating workshop though frown Come visit me and show me some fancyness!

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Posted:Yo!!

The ministry have set Ministry TV.

it's a random youtube feed (and some not so random youtube feeds) designed to show juggling videos from the web.

There's a channel specifically for Popping videos. biggrin

www.video.ministryofmanipulation.com


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.


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Posted:awesome channel biggrin
big up to MoM



Felixwah
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Posted:nice thread i have been wanted to take up some form of dance for a while but i have not had the time or energy recently to do it. My friend who is a good popper recommended this site to me :

www.westcoastpoppin.com

it has some funky vids and tuts on it so i hope it helps smile

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pricklyleaf
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Posted:I don't know why tonight, but I've started thinking about taking this up. If only I can fit it in with the 5 other dance classes I already do.

Has anyone tried going to classes, or is it easy enough to pick up off the web. I'm thinking of going to a class, but it would take up my only free night of the week, so I'm not sure whether or not to do it.


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Posted:Oooh, Holly, be careful. this stuff is more addictive than Crack.

As far as classes go, all you'll find is the odd workshop that is on for a week in various places. nothing regular.

To start off, the best thing is to meet up with a friend who has been learning too, and get them to divulge secrets. smile

The thing with Popping is, the movements themselves are quite simple. but it takes ages to get things looking gooooood....


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.


pricklyleaf
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Posted:There's a regular class in Manchester, but I don't think I can really make it. I'll have to drop something else first.

All I can say is horay for youtube!


Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Felixwah
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Posted:heyup, me and my mate timmi are currently learning tutting and popping come rack our heads at the next manc meet smile


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