New Forms of Expression

The Twist was the first dance move that was not only sexually suggestive, but also pushed the limits of dance. The movements of the hips in the Twist can be rooted in the Chicken dance as well as the Mash Potato. Though these dances are not as provocative as the Twist they still involve movements in the pelvic region. The Twist contained the first thrusting movement of the hips and has rooted in many modern forms of dance performed by the youth today. Movements in Hip Hop such as grinding and booty shaking can be seen as current forms of the 1960’s dance. The Twist involved the first suggestive movement and it translated into many forms of dance performed today. Some of which can be seen in current music videos as well as performances by artists on television.