Nuclear Breakdown

John Watt

1984, 08:51 minutes, colour, English


Rock video format documentary of Toronto's breakdancers. The tape comments on combatting the possibilities of nuclear war and at best works as an anti-nuclear propaganda dance. Nuclear Breakdown was produced in collaboration with Voicespondance, a non-profit record label. A car enters the scene, the village, a suburb of Toronto. Breakdancers, nuclear weapons, explosions, slogans and graffiti are the action of each scene. The car leaves the village. Ending with a nuclear explosion.

Clive Robertson Keyboards and Engineering; Andrew James Paterson Guitar and Keyboards, Andy McCurbin Rap Vocal; Jerry Berg Trumpet; Ian Calvin Sax; Billy Bryans Drums; Michael Brook Bass Guitar. Dancers: Brian Jovanovich,
Danny Bogle, Jamie McGrath, EoJo Tiqui, Phill Savage, Raffaella Zanardi, Jason Cameron, Lindon Orr, Emerson John-Baptista, Ian Freemantle. There in the street trying to combat the nuclear heat.

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Critical Writing

The New Work Show
by Victor Coleman. Vanguard, Nov. 1984, v. 13, no. 9.
The New Work Show
by B.D. Hershorn. Toronto: Litho Offset, 1984.