Memphis Jookin: A Ballet for the Streets

Memphis Jookin: A Ballet for the Streets

http://www.wgbh.org/authenticate/login Memphis Jookin: A Ballet for the Streets Jookin, born out of the Memphis rap music scene in the ’90s, is often referred to as “urban ballet”. The dance, performed in sneakers as opposed to pointe shoes, is all about footwork: graceful slides, dizzying toe spins and impossible-looking ankle breaks.

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