Even if there are certainly some drawbacks to living in a big city, there’s a lot of upsides as well.
If you’re a creative person, you’re likely to find yourself surrounded by all kinds of cultural activities and like-minded creative people.
If you’re a night owl, you’ll feel at home in a busy place where you can go out or order food and virtually any time of night. Above all, there’s a constant sense of activity and bustle and unexpectedness that helps to keep every day interesting.
And while plenty of exciting things can happen anywhere, New York City may be the most theatrical of them all.
Even though rent is high and the city is crowded, people go to NYC to experience all the many sights and sounds that it has to offer.
One of the more exciting things about the city is the wealth of creative talent it offers—and much of it is free to see! While it might be a little bit jarring for visitors, NYC’s many street performers have captured the imagination of the world via the internet.
Still, even though there are plenty of talented buskers out there, some performances stand just a little higher than the rest.
And the video we’re talking about today is definitely one of those cases.
The clip was loaded to YouTube in August 2010.
As it begins, a man can be seen stretching out his arms and dancing as the crowd claps along. A moment later, another man proceeds into the middle of a giant dance circle.
Right away, he starts breakdancing in the middle and pulls off some impressive moves. Still, what’s really impressive is how he does a few handstands and twists that are slowed way down so the crowd can really see what’s happening!
Even so, the real performance doesn’t start until the next performer emerges.
Next, another dancer enters the middle and shows off his own breakdance abilities.
Unlike the first dancer, this man does a much faster-paced routine with higher energy. With no music, he does a series of complicated front and back handsprings, showing off some truly impressive flexibility and skill!
After that, it’s time to pull a volunteer into the crowd. After grabbing a young woman, he stands her in the middle and tells her not to move at all.
After that, he stands on his hands and twists his legs around them… right before hopping up to the woman.
After more acrobatics, he moves right up to her and does all kinds of tricks to get the crowd excited.
Finally, he has her turn her back and tells her once again not to move. Finally, he leaps over her head and inverts in the air, stopping just before the edge of the crowd!
At this, the crowd loses their minds. Finally, the performers have three or four people line up in the middle of the circle. Running from the other side this time, the man leaps over all of them with ease!
When it’s over, the whole crowd erupts in applause.
Since this video was posted online, it has earned itself more than 24 million views.
Although street performances are a dime a dozen in big cities, seeing truly impressive and acrobatic shows like this one is a little rarer!
The crowd they managed to gather was huge and everyone was impressed. Needless to say, anybody who was there that day is going to forget anything about what they saw!
Congratulations to these talented performances! Be sure to watch the entire thing in the link below:
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