THE TIME LINE OF LOCKING

INFLUENCE & TIMELINE TO LOCKING

NOTE :.. The link below is to the chronological tracking of street dance from Juba to cramping , chronologically tracks African american dance from the 1600s to the present, emphasizing such important issues and events , as mistrial, black face , and black imitation , but it does not include the street and party styles from the 1960s & 70s, through Locking ,Robot, Popping B Boy , HipHop and other street contributions , however we found it important to post this site so there may be a better understanding of the exploitation and misuse of black dance creativity, so those uneducated can understand our need to protect todays contributions from experiencing the same, why are there those who are so protective of the cultural connection.. here is your answers

https://www.bbc.com/timelines/zxpxhyc

THE LOCKING TIME LINE

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PRE-INLUENCES OF THE 1960s, purpose of Unity of the civil rights movement

Movement of Social party music,parties & dances

Two types of locking development

The original was highly Influenced by community social Issues (on left)

&

Later those influenced by the commercial performance (on right)

Sugarfoots Locking History Chart

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1960s

The gestures , handshakes and hairstyle and fashion coupled with the social conscious music of the 1960s civil rights movement had a profound affect of the evolution of the social party dances of the 50s & 60s into the street style dances of the early 1970s. The social issues sparked the passion while the street movement created the energy inspired by music for social change this created what staxx recording company owner Al Bell  termed “the visual manifestation of the spoken word” ,, STREET DANCE ,,, 

    

 

ORIGINAL STREET INFLUENCE

1968 Yhe original Charles Washington (Robot)

1970 Don “Campbellock” Campbell (Locking)                                                    

1971 SOUL TRAIN 

&

The Original (los Angeles ) Soul Train Dancers

WATTSSTAXX  1972

Night Clubs,Parties & Dances

 

                                                      Pioneers of Locking (Ogs)

1971THE ORIGINAL GOGO BROTHERS_____First streetdance locking crew

Shows & Performance

1972 “Creative Generation” Watts writers workshop”

innercity developement

“72”   Watts Staxx Concert

1973 “The Cambellockdancers”

1973 “THE LOCKERS”

1973 THE GHETTO DANCERS

                                                                       1973SOMETHING SPECIAL

1974 ThirtyThree RPM & Many other inner-city Groups

“wild & peaceful”

mandrill lockers

which a way dancers

supreme lockers & many others

The Westcoast migration of Locking

  URBAN MOVEMENT OF LOCKING (Late 1970s)

Kaptin Krunch & The Funky Bunch

(soul train & Compton street legends)

 

SUPBURBAN &INTERNATIONAL WAS HIGHLLY

COMMERCIALLY INFLUENCED BY THE PERFORMANCE

Physical SUBURBAN INFLUENCE OF LOCKING (mid to late 1970s)

commercial visual international movement of Locking

  

INNER CITY SOCIAL STREET MOVEMENT

                                         SUPBURBAN VISUAL LOCKING                                                                                            Imitation & RECREATION of Locking

STREET & SOCIAL PARTY INFLUENCE 1960s

The ORIGINAL STYLE 1970s

South LA/Watts/Compton                                  

THE ORIGINAL STREETDANCERS FROM 1960 TO 1974

     THE PERFORMANCE &

ENTERTAINMENT INFLUENCE

 1974 Orange County

The Funky Bunch” (OC)(physical)

chart reflecting the influence timeline as reflected by Steve Natorio of the funky bunch from the inner-city to orange county

Northridge/Ventura

visual interpretation only no interaction  with the original era and original pioneers prompting many steps mis represented and  renamed

Chain Reaction,mid/late 1970s 

Body Magic (Renamed Valley Style)1980’s

                                                                                                       These were recreated from visual

The Influence of the Robot on animated styles

(the term Poplocking)

Las Vegas 1980’s 

Kaptain Krunch & The Funky Bunch (Compton)                              

“1980s Las Vegas Movement  “Splash”

Dance Machine & The Footlockers

Many other U.S. Cities followed with groups crews and local legends

1984 first dance summit.. Elroy Skiffer                                                                   

            Jackson Family Connection to locking

1984     The Movies “Breaking

 “Electric Boogaloo”Shabbadoo”(Adolpho Quennois)

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THE INTERNATIONAL SPREAD OF LOCKING

some of the first international exposure was done by the release of Videos like Breaking one  & two staring several street dancers including an original member of the group the Lockers .this movie confused the international scene because the title was breaking a street dance associated with the east coast. but featured mostly popping a robotic style from the west coast and the Lead actor was Shabba doo a Locker from the west coast . so the international scene began the  was initially exposed to mis information . in the mid 70s a soul train group called something special featuring various dancer ( see acknowledgement page ) featuring various social party dance styles including Jimmy “scooby doo foster displaying the Locking style , this group fwas asias first hand experience . but not its most profound . in the early 80s , original GoGo brother Tony GoGo relocated to Japan and has developed a locking scene for almost 40 years to the asian market. thought these past four decades various dancers have either interacted personally or through internet videos each developing locking , popping and hiphop communities around the world. all developing liaisons bringing sometimes accurate but often in accurate information back. to the now many events which offer classes and competitions within international events. Many international dancers are now claiming original status as pioneers to their individual countries. often without thorough knowledge. But there are some who have studied the social history and respect the culture of these dance styles to them we greatly appreciate you keeping it real in spreading this wonderful artform

(if any of you want to author a page involving the spread of locking and social party dance within your country feel free to submit it to us ) 

 

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