This video got me all up in those feels. At 67 years young, dancer B-Boy Amano is proving to us that age might still be a set of numbers, but the love you have for expressing yourself never goes out of fashion. I wonder what called him out to his first cypher? I love the insightful nuggets of wisdom throughout this flick. Every word intentional and everything he speaks upon, honest and humble. Just try to tell me this doesn't move you into motion! Ganbatte Amano-san!
I've enjoyed Great Big Story's mission to highlight cultural staples and movements from all around the world. Their content is well produced and has the right amount of information and length to keep you engaged and entertained until the final scene. This bitesize focus on the Chicago Footwork scene is perfect for those who have been long time enthusiasts, or to the unknowing.
Ever since I was hipped to the dance back in the early 2000s I had to dig into the rich back-history of this indigenous subculture and it's colorful assortment of people, moves, and sounds. Peep the video and dig even further into this Chicago street opus.
I miss the homeland so much. So seeing this video by Rory Allen gave me some comfort and inspiration that I might return someday soon. Also, it's pretty bad ass.