Bad Gyal Ting Dis: Dancehall Takes Over NYC’s Sybarite Dance Showcase

October 22, 2012

Words by Emily Shapiroโ€”

One of dancehall’s wickedest choreography duos posted some footage from their most recent creation, performed at New York’s Syabrite dance showcaseโ€”and di ting mad a road! The piece titled “Real Bad Gyals” features some very familiar ladies from the New York dancehall scene, including a good friend of ours, the very fine Lindsay Hall, and these women definitely lived up to the title.

Sir Ledgen (who happens to be the model for our Large Up x RockersNYC Jamaica tee over at the Okayplayer store) and Israel native Sarit “Sariri” Zorano did a fine job of staying true to the style of dancehall while playing with the movements enough to give us something we haven’t seen before. Dancehall is not a style frequently seen at choreographer showcases like Syabrite so we’re glad to see these two showing the larger dance community what it is really all about.

This is definitely a must-watch video. The choreography is dynamic and the dancers have crazy energy throughout. The final section performed to “Jump” by RDX is sexy as hell, for lack a more clever way to put it, and will have you itching to hit a bashment ASAP. Watch it below and stay tuned for future performances. Large Up yourselves Sarit, Ledgen and all di Bad Gyals!