"Dancing is my gateway between heaven and hell" says one of the subjects of Youth Radio's "Turf Dancing From Street to Subway" video report, which details a group of dancers who seek to entertain BART riders during their commute.
While subway performers are old hat to folks from other cities, you don't often see them on BART. But these dancers seek to change that, with their “BART street show,” a donation-funded business that floats (they hope) just under BART's performance-inhibiting radar.
Youth Radio producer Luis Flores tells the Ex, "The main thing was that they're sort of misunderstood as to why they're performing on these trains,,,Dancing is a form of positive expression for them, like they say in the video. It's not just about the money."
You can read Youth Radio's report here, and watch their video report below.