Taking the subway is the worst. It’s always running late. It’s always crowded. You’re probably going to be stuck next to a manspreader or smushed up against someone who sweats more than is medically normal. But if you saw something like this on the subway platform every now and then, it might be worth it:
The routine is done by Renee Kester, a dancer and choreographer, and Phillip Chbeeb, who’s appeared on both So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Best Dance Crew. The song is “Slip” by Elliot Moss.
“Everyone will tell you it is hard to let go of pain,” the video’s description says. “And it is. [...] We have been told to embrace the best of our experiences and disregard the worst. But what happens when the most beautiful memories from our past end up doing the most damage to our future?”
“How do we let go? How do we move forward?” it continues. “The past is comfortable / The past is familiar / The past is the prison / I'm fighting to escape.”
We don’t know what any of that means. But the dance sure is beautiful.
If you can get over the fact that that subway floor has to be so filthy.
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