Watch Dance Artist Bill Shannon Skate With Crutches

Bill Shannon, a dancer who has been battling a hip disability for decades, is known for his technique of using rocker-bottom crutches… while he’s skateboarding. The effect is kinda crazy. (His moves, with names like “Japan Tuck,” “Finger-Flip Toe Stall,” and “360 Sweeper Kick-Out,” speak for themselves.)  As the first subject in the new Nowness series ‘Body Language,’ director Leo Pfeifer follows the 50-year-old in NYC as he crutch-dances, using the environment much as a crutch-less skater would. This is an interesting watch—just think of the possibilities.

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