The cast of the Off-Broadway show HURT VILLAGE has been working on "jookin" dancing: a form of dancing which originated in Memphis, where the show takes place. In the following video, the cast shows off their moves in an upbeat, energy-filled rehearsal.
Many aspects of Memphis, Tennessee’s public image—crunk, soul, blues, anti-racist organizing—originated with the Black residents who make up more than 60 percent of its population. Filmmaker Eddie Bailey highlights the community’s history and present through the story of its jookin subculture in “Memphis Majic,” his new documentary currently screening at film festivals and other regional events.
Lil Buck, a performer known for a style of street dance called “Jookin,” practices a few of his moves on Fremont Street in Las Vegas. Buck has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and will be performing in Los Angeles with a cellist, marrying classical music