Alien Ness Talks Zulu Kingz And The Early Days Of B-Boying In The Bronx

“The Origins of Breaking Culture – Breaking the Beat: In the Bronx”

Courtesy of Red Bull Music: “Join Emmanuel Rodriguez aka E-Man as he explores the roots of breaking, led by the legendary Alien Ness. They travel through the blocks where it all began and also to the training spot of the Mighty Zulu Kingz, one of the first ever breakdance crews from the Bronx.”

In particular Alien Ness discusses the culture of b-boying in the Bronx in the 80s. He was also an original member of Boogie Down Productions as Kid Ness.

[Thumbnail image on index page of Alien Ness via his Facebook page.]

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a BFA and MA in Dance from UNC-Greensboro and a PhD in Cultural Studies from The Ohio State University. In addition to staging his own works, Clyde performed with NC's New Performing Dance Company and San Francisco's The High Risk Group. Clyde returned to performing in 2015 with an improvisational project called Working Sessions.

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