Dancers featured in Jamal Sims' documentary entertain audience at Ford Amphitheatre
The Cahuenga Pass often reverberates with the sound of live entertainment, but it's usually coming from the Hollywood Bowl. Thursday night it was the nearby John Anson Ford Amphitheatre that hosted a wildly energetic live exhibition of "bucking," a mostly underground form of dance popularized by African-American gay men.
The performance came after the Outfest screening of When the Beat Drops, a documentary directed by noted choreographer Jamal Sims that focuses on members of some of the top bucking squads in the country.
The film is set to premiere on the Logo network August 9. Take a look at the video below of the dancers in action, beginning with big man Tony Davis -- who founded and runs the Phi Phi team.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.