The Underbelly of Brooklyn’s Bone-Breaking Flex Dance Scene

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In Brooklyn, where the “bone-breaking” contortionist style of dance has its roots, we met with flex dancers and traveled to a battle to witness the competition among some of the city’s top performers, all vying to become front-runners in the ever-evolving flex subculture. Flex isn’t break-dancing, nor is it popping or locking — it’s a Jamaican-inspired New York original.

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The Underbelly of Brooklyn’s Bone-Breaking Flex Dance Scene