A new protest movement: Flexn your message through dance

Moyle, Gene (2015) A new protest movement: Flexn your message through dance. The Conversation, September(29).

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Flexing, or Flex, is a street dance style that originated in Jamaica in the 1990s and grew up on the streets of Brooklyn, East New York.

Performed to dancehall and reggae music, it has since evolved into a protest movement - an avenue for “flexors” to rally against social injustice, police brutality and racism.

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ID Code: 87885
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Dance, Brisbane Festival, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Flexing, FLEXN, Performance
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Conversation Media Group Ltd
Deposited On: 30 Sep 2015 00:58
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 22:22

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