PRLog - Nov. 15, 2012 - “Thomas Guzman-Sanchez has created a powerful work that not only shows you where the origin of the moves came from, but solidifies a much earned place in Dance History for its inventors and dance groups.” said Kenny Ortega Director/Choreographer of “This Is It” and “High School Musical” about the WORLDWIDE release of Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era™ (Praeger/ABC-
Underground Dance Masters Book & Film
Referred to as the "bible on urban street dance," the book not only gives an accurate historical accounting of street dance but puts the history into a social and cultural perspective that reveals the motivation and inspiration of the dancers who changed the world through their innovation of the art of dance. "Underground Dance Masters" transports the reader back to a time when the music, lifestyles, fashion and dance changed the face of contemporary culture. This unbiased, well-researched and well-written tome acknowledges for the first time in print the contributions of all of the players, both gay and straight. The book shares, not only the iconic dance moves, events and innovators but also exposes the darker side of the some of the worlds greatest superstars. The book is the definitive exploration of Urban Street dance forms like Funk Boogaloo, Robot, Locking, Zig-Zag, Crossover Locking, Posing, Punking, B-Boying, Rocking, Jacking and more.
What started in 1993 as a passion for history and a search for the truth, led Thomas Guzman-Sanchez on an incredible journey from a kidnap attempt in Paris, an assault in New York City to death threats focused at he and his family. Clarifying for the first time ever, the author weaves the volatile history, origin, migration and evolution of the different dance forms that make up Urban Street Dance. He has brought together every legendary dance master and dance group that were responsible for creating what has become a worldwide phenomenon.
“Thomas Guzman-Sanchez is the world's leading authority on Urban Dance History and Anthropology”
He has recently received an invitation to come to the Smithsonian’
Official website: http://www.dancemaster.com
Available for interviews and personal appearances,
please contact: Publicist - Tom Sachelle
Thomas Guzman-Sanchez is represented by FinePrint Literary in New York.