The first trailer for the upcoming documentary, “Breakin’ on the One,” set to debut on Hulu on June 24. Directed by JamsBash, the film chronicles the origins of breakdancing and its cultural impact. I mean, it’s breakdancing. This has to hit the mark right?

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Here’s the official description from Disney/ESPN’s Andscape:

On August 15th, 1981 when a large, excited crowd gathered at the plaza of Lincoln Center in Manhattan for the Out-of-Doors Festival. The highlight of the event was a breaking battle between the Rocksteady Crew and the Dynamic Rockers. What unfolded would prove to be a seminal moment in American culture, a showdown that has reverberated for decades across hip hop, dance, race, and politics. Utilizing a trove of archival material from the 1980s and interviews with those who were there, this is the chronicle of how breaking transformed itself from a niche urban activity to an Olympic sport performed worldwide. It’s the tale of how a handful of innovators from often neglected corners of a struggling city helped create a cornerstone event for a movement, one that grew from its devastated borough origins to influence the highest ranks of sports and entertainment. Spanning much of the half-century since hip hop emerged in New York and became a cultural phenomenon, this is the story of how the breaking battle of 1981 helped create the world as we know it today.


Jason Aidoo, VP and head of Andscape, expressed his excitement about the documentary’s release, stating, “Ahead of its Olympic debut this summer, we are thrilled to bring the story of break dancing to our audiences. This documentary is a testament to the impact breakin’, The Rocksteady Crew and Dynamic Rockers have had on our culture.”

Director JamsBash added, “We are incredibly stoked to help tell the story of these amazing dancers. Kids from Black and brown communities in New York created a unique art form that’s now an Olympic Sport. We love that a small part of that origin is now being celebrated on film.”

Marsha Cooke, Vice President of ESPN Films, remarked, “Breakin’ On the One is a celebration of the community that revolutionized dance, and brought people from across the world together. We are thrilled for this story to finally be recognized, and to bring it to audiences across the globe.”

The film’s executive producers are Jason Aidoo, Dwayne Bray, Heather Anderson, Marsha Cooke, Brian Lockhart, and Burke Magnus. It is produced by Marquis Daisy, Gus Navarro, and Catherine Sankey, with Ashley Bembry-Kaintuck serving as co-producer.

Should be interesting. It’s a doc about a cultural staple that is embedded in Hip Hop. Feels like a must watch in our opinion. Check out the trailer below:

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