Dancing in the Rain

Let me set the stage for this: Last Decem­ber, Richard Davis (22 years old) was killed in a car acci­dent at the cor­ner of 90th and MacArthur in East Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia. Days lat­er, the half broth­er of the vic­tim, Dar­rell Arm­stead, a pop­u­lar turf dancer, and his crew, The Turf Feinz, paid an art­ful trib­ute at the scene of the crash. Film­mak­er Yoram Savion cap­tured the dance that unfold­ed in the cold win­ter rain. It was just anoth­er RIP video … until the video went viral late this sum­mer, and now again this Octo­ber. You can find more work by Savion and The Turf Feinz on YouTube (find the videos here). Or head over to this col­lec­tion on Vimeo

via The East Bay Express


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  • Cuban A.D. says:

    Beau­ti­ful! Sim­ply Poet­ic. The love of their broth­er is very evi­dent in this video. If dance was used more for good than ter­ri­to­r­i­al usage, the streets would be alot nicer. This was refresh­ing to see.

  • Rick says:

    Hi,

    This is the orig­i­nal youtube video (HD):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQRRnAhmB58

  • HSofia says:

    I keep com­ing back to watch this. Love the video. The guy in the black jack­et has my favorite style. Beau­ti­ful expres­sion of emo­tion for a lost loved one.

  • Alison Miller says:

    Very beau­ti­ful, very sad You made a great dance full of grace and tal­ent, which com­mu­ni­cates your iden­ti­ty, your heart cry, and loss, all in one poignant piece of the­atre.
    I am Eng­lish, liv­ing in Asia, lover of dance, now 58 years old, moth­er of 4 grown chil­dren, oh yes, white too for what­ev­er that mat­ters, and I great­ly appre­ci­ate your tal­ent and cre­ativ­i­ty.

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