Vinh Nguyen choreography | "Lay Me Down" by Sam Smith | @v1nh @samsmithworld




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Published on Sep 21, 2014

For our loved ones.

This is less of a made up idea or a thought up story... Rather, everything in the video is a reality for us. What you see is a glimpse into our lives as our work requires us to leave often. Although it's portrayed in a cinematic way, this dance is something that is very close to my heart. As an international teacher, I get to see the world really frequently, and as AMAZING as it is to see what humanity has to offer around the globe, that also means leaving people that I love for long periods of time. My family, my friends, my dogs... and her. Now that I think about it, airports have pretty much become my second home haha. I have all these phenomenal experiences in other countries, but what's the experience when the person you love the most isn't present too? How do you share and put into words a moment so impactful, when they're not right there... standing next to you? It's in these moments I find myself saying, "I wish you were here".

In short, I know these gentlemen go through the same predicaments I do. We're all in the same line of work, and have become good friends within the past years. Not to mention I'm incredibly inspired by each of them, and I've handpicked them for these very reasons. It just so happens that they're some of the most elite dancers on the planet, haha! (IMO).

So from "us" to our loved ones, this dance is for You.

Bam Martin
Brian Puspos
Ian Eastwood
Pat Cruz

Jon Jovellanos
x Commonless
assisted by Jonnelle

Would love to connect with you all! Follow my journey:





The song is called "Lay Me Down" remixed by Epique. Thanks for creating such a dope remix, my man. And the always impeccable Sam Smith for his beautiful voice and song.


BAM: If you didn't know, you're definitely one of the most versatile dancers I've ever met. I know people recognize you by your "hard" routines, but man, you can honestly do anything. Can't wait to learn from you again brotha! I just hope my limbs don't fly off from how fast you move. heh.

BRIAN: "I'M ___"! Forever. and ever... and then some. Dude! you already know... I got your back! You really do have the most generous personality bro. & Your regard for your artistry has definitely helped me to to push mine, and to also not give a damn about what people think, and helped me to just be ME!

IAN: What can I say about Ian. One of the most talented and creative individuals our dance world has to offer, and with the finest attention to detail. Much respect and thanks for gettin down with me my dude. I know it won't be the last! Vaticons.

PAT: As I write this you're in the next room. Soooo... sup. As of late, I consider you one of my closest friends. Always authentic in every aspect of what you do, whether life, or applied to dance. Mr. down-for-whatever and as real as it gets. It ain't over bra. We still rockin. Frenemies x Kinjaz

JON: You are a wizard. Thanks for making this process SUPER easy bro and bringing this vision to life. You are a masterful storyteller and videographer. We're definitely doing this again! (If you're up to it, that is)

"It's not a goodbye. Simply, a See you later".

Thanks for watching y'all.
One love,

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