Inside one B-girl's quest for U.S. Olympic gold in break dancing

Published August 14, 2023


ESPN quoted Stephanie Choi in a story about Sunny Choi, a top-ranked B-girl in America, who has begun emerging as a prominent figure in the world of breaking, a dance form that is on the cusp of becoming an Olympic sport in Paris. The article highlights the challenges and opportunities that the inclusion of breaking in the Olympics presents. Stephanie Choi encourages the International Olympics Committee (IOC) to “not just consume [breaking] as a form of entertainment but to also promote the spirit and history of it.” She adds that individual breakers must also learn the roots of breaking to avoid cultural offenses. “There's an ethical responsibility. You accept this as mainstream American culture, but you have to learn the colonial history behind it,” she says. “Learning history means learning about yourself.”

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