renolinda_hiphop_009

Photo by L.A. Reno

Helen Melon of The Foot Style Rockers takes her turn in the center of the circle at a jam session.

renolinda_hiphop_007

Photo by L.A. Reno

The Foot Style Rockers as well as members of The Forbidden City Break Rock crew entertain a crowd.

renolinda_hiphop_006

Photo by L.A. Reno

Lil’ Rock-It practices a new move. At 12, he is the youngest member of the crew.

renolinda_hiphop_005

Photo by L.A. Reno

The crew huddles around a computer during a break to watch YouTube videos of other dancers.

renolinda_hiphop_004

Photo by L.A. Reno

A large speaker in the practice studio plays American hip-hop as the crew practices.

renolinda_hiphop_003

Photo by L.A. Reno

Fute concentrates as he watches other members of the crew practice for the upcoming battle.

renolinda_hiphop_001

Photo by L.A. Reno

Wang Lei (aka Lil' Rock-It) practices a dance move as members of the Foot Style Rockers watch.

renolinda_hiphop_002

Photo by L.A. Reno

Helen Melon stretches out before practice. To her knowledge, she is Beijing's only female breaker.

Hip-Hop in Beijing

By

The Foot Style Rockers, a Beijing-based break dancing crew that participate in battles and jam sessions around the city that draw the best nearby talent. China’s growing hip-hop community is still small enough that a local break crew can organize events with some of the scene's top players.

Syndicate content