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:


    This is the original youtube video (HD):


  • 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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