Breakdancing Legend Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers

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Michael Chambers in "Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo," 1984.

In the 1980s, dancer Michael “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers rose to fame by appearing in music videos for artists such as Lionel Richie and Chaka Khan. He went on to found the Rocksteady Crew, and his signature b-boy moves earned him starring roles in the “Breakin’” films, an 8-year gig as Michael Jackson’s personal dance coach, and worldwide renown.

Event: On August 27 at 7 p.m., he’ll be honored at McDonald’s B-Boy Royale 3, a breakdancing celebration at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Tickets are $25 each.