If Cities Could Dance

Memphis Jookin: A Ballet for the Streets

Season 2 Episode 7 | 3m 6s  | Video has closed captioning.  | Video has audio description

Jookin, born out of the Memphis rap music scene in the ’90s, is often referred to as "urban ballet". The dance, performed in sneakers as opposed to pointe shoes, is all about footwork: graceful slides, dizzying toe spins and impossible-looking ankle breaks.

Aired: 05/07/19

Rating: NR

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If Cities Could Dance is a local public television program presented by KQED.