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February 25, 2012 10:57 AM   Subscribe

Dergin Tokmak contracted polio as a child and lost much of the use of his legs. This did nothing to stop him from becoming an astonishing dancer.
posted by quin (13 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was amazing.
posted by sharpener at 11:39 AM on February 25, 2012


Awesome dancing!


This is a good reminder for me that whenever I think a human being is incapable of something, I'm probably wrong.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 11:47 AM on February 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


I kept reading it as Tokamak and was displeased that it did not involve a twirling fusion thing.
posted by Chekhovian at 11:51 AM on February 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


Wow, there were so many times during that video when I thought he was about to fall, but he was just using his momentum.
posted by IndigoRain at 11:55 AM on February 25, 2012


That made my day. Thanks!
posted by caddis at 11:59 AM on February 25, 2012


love this!
posted by supermedusa at 12:27 PM on February 25, 2012


At times he looked like he was eschewing gravity, and at other times he looked like he was fighting off a horde of invisible ninjas. Both are activities I support.
posted by TheRedArmy at 12:54 PM on February 25, 2012 [5 favorites]


Somewhat akin to Bill Shannon - as seen in RJD2's video for Work It Out (previously), for example.
posted by progosk at 12:54 PM on February 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


That was pretty super great.
posted by Glinn at 1:34 PM on February 25, 2012


Utterly amazing. I can't imagine the time and effort it took to perfect an act that led to him actually being chosen for Cirque du Soleil.

Bravo Mr. Tokmak!
posted by BlueHorse at 1:47 PM on February 25, 2012


Now this is a guy I would love to see doing the men's gymnastics at the Olympics. Can you imagine his skill at the rings?
posted by librarylis at 4:22 PM on February 25, 2012


Now this is a guy I would love to see doing the men's gymnastics at the Olympics. Can you imagine his skill at the rings?

Seems like he'd have trouble sticking the landing.
posted by delmoi at 6:14 PM on February 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thank you Mr. Tokmak.
posted by bongo_x at 11:27 AM on February 26, 2012


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