CRUTCH MASTER (2004) Bill Shannon , better known by his B-boy moniker “Crutchmaster”, has a career that defies all categories. Renowned in the underground club-dance scene Bill Shannon has invented a unique and vibrant dance technique. He considers himself a performance artist rather than a dancer and defines his work as rooted in street culture but informed by the fine arts. Crutchmaster’s mix stems from philosophy as well as physical necessity as he lives with a degenerative hip condition. He has developed a version or skateboarding and hip-hop that incorporates his crutches literally.
A video by Nicolas Jenkins. Camera–Valerie Barnes, Bill Shannon, Matt Timms, DB Griffith, Wild Child, and Patrick Figuera.