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Watch This Stylized, Moving Short Film That Looks at a Now-Criminalized NYC Staple – Subway Performers

Watch This Stylized, Moving Short Film That Looks at a Now-Criminalized NYC Staple - Subway Performers

Ahh yes! New York City… the place I currently call home, and will likely continue to do so for many more years to come.

Watching the below new short film from Scott Carthy, titled “Litefeet,” which follows subway performers (specifically, dancers), as they opine on the city’s recent criminalizing of a source of income, as well as a form of artistic expression for many, put a big smile on my face, because I know these folks; I see them everyday, standing on subway platforms, or on-board trains, entertaining or disrupting passengers (depending on your POV and mood). They contribute to the many sounds of the so-called city that never sleeps, and it just won’t be the same without them, regardless of what you think of them.

Subjects featured in Carthy’s “Litefeet” include one of NYC’s most prolific dance groups, the W.A.F.F.L.E crew, leading up to their last dance on a subway car.

The title, “Litefeet,” as I’ve learned, is a form of street performance, reflective of a the many offerings from a culture that also made hip hop, break dancing, and more, very much part of the zeitgeist.

Watch the awesome, moving 18-minute film below:

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