A b-boy called Jacob from Salzburg, Austria, offers the 365 docobites crew a look into a world where he is trying to break with tradition…
In the finals, half-naked…
For those of us who have never had the urge to stand on our heads and gyrate like a spinning top, it’s hard to understand why people do it.
In Salzburg, Jacob, an Austrian b-boy, attempts to describe the sensation for us. He explains that when he hears the music his body makes the decisions of where and how he moves, not his mind.
“It’s like snowboarding,” he recalls, “you just let it go.”
While others may find their freedom in a book, with a paintbrush or maybe even by making a film every day for a year about a bunch of strangers (Ed’s note – go figure), there is a lot of wonder to be found in the actions of creating and expressing.
A breakdancer was the last person we expected to meet in Salzburg, the home of the Sound of Music Von Trapp family. Renowned for its classical music heritage, we revelled in the opportunity to see what the youth of Salzburg are getting up to and how they’re choosing to inspire themselves. It turns out they’re moving away from their traditional history and towards a more literal “groundbreaking” movement.
Jacob’s story of how he ended up half naked and drunk during an official dance battle will not only have you stitches but might also get you thinking about the importance of creativity, freedom and expression – of putting on your favourite tune and busting a move.
A reminder to embrace your next opportunity to be a big kid and to see the world from a different perspective.
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About 365 docobites…
The 365 docobites team, Epiphany and Carl, are travelling across five continents for an entire year to introduce the 365 docobites community to a “stranger a day” via a vlog of short and shorter documentaries.
Each docobite will be as unique as the stranger it features, allowing their identity to drive the content. Whether we’re with a stranger for a moment or a day, 365 docobites will capture the essence of that time in their life; humorous or horrific, dramatic or delightful.
What do these people look like?
What do they think about?
What makes them laugh, cry, scream and shout?
What is life like for the strangers of the world?
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