Stunt dancing is not uncommon in dancehall. In fact, acrobatic flips and head-top twirls have become a norm, street dancers have always defended their practice of ‘over-the-top’ moves whenever they are brought under scrutiny.
But the dangers of these dancehall stunts have again been brought to the fore, following the death of a young female dancer.
In a video now making the rounds on social media, the deceased, who has been identified by her alias Bumpa, is seen balancing on her head top.
Another dancer, who has also been identified by her street alias Momo, is seen adjusting Bumpa’s legs as they get ready to execute a stunt.
The dance move would require Momo to jump through Bumpa’s opened legs, landing on the opposite side of her starting point.
Things, however, did not go as planned. Instead of landing on the other side, Momo landed on Bumpa. The video ended with her barely moving on the ground.
THE WEEKEND STAR understands the events unfolded on Tuesday night, and the dancer succumbed to her injuries yesterday.
Popular street dancer Dyema Attitude was one of the first persons to share the tragic news on social media.
In an Instagram Live session yesterday morning, Dyema played a voice note that was allegedly sent from Momo explaining what went wrong.Read More…http://jamaica-star.com/article/entertainment/20200124/dancer-dies-after-acrobatic-stunt-goes-wrong-dyema-attitude-urges