No, folks, this isn't dream. I.aM.mE's Phillip Chbeeb and Di Moon Zhang and Quest Crew's Hokuto Konishi have teamed up to form a new company, AXYZM—and they enlisted the help of hip-hop's elite to create their first concept video.
(L to R) Chbeeb, Konishi and Zhang of AXYZM | Movement Designers (via Facebook)
In the video, which serves as a sort of introduction for AXYZM, the trio calls itself a company of movement designers—and we think that description is totally appropriate. Sure, their video is jam-packed with dancing. But so much of the choreography is about bodies and props coming together to create visually interesting patterns and shapes. Think OK GO music video with a lot more tutting, like this take on a poker game:
Allow Philip "PacMan" Chbeeb ("So You Think You Can Dance," Step Up Revolution and the upcoming Step Up: All In) to hypnotize you with his hands:
Or perhaps with his fingers:
OK, you can wake up now! Today, we're taking a minute to get excited about tutting, which we think is pretty darn impressive.
Recently, BuzzFeed celebrated the increasing popularity of tutting (aka "a really weird hypnotic hand dance") on Vine. And yesterday, they introduced us to two tutting teens who are pretty passionate about their art:
Now let tWitch Boss and Hayley Erbert teach you how it's done: