Tragedy has struck the Dancehall community after Dancehall performer Roxanna “Bumpa” Evans died after attempting a “Chuck Tru” dance move at a competition with a $3500 prize.
Onlookers captured Evans’ last moments on video. She is seen balancing on her head while her dance partner Momo aligns her opened legs so Evans could leap through. Unfortunately, Momo landed on Evans and broke her neck on impact. Evans was just 27-years-old.
Stacy Xpressionz, Creator is the Chuck Tru dance move, has since cautioned others against attempting it.
“I’ve seen other dancers attempt it and land on their hands, back and head and seriously injure themselves. As you know, one dancer would go on their head and the other one would ‘chuck tru’ their legs and land. But what some people try to do is flick (flip) instead ’cause it’s easier. The thing is, it looks easy, but when you’re about to attempt it, you will see that it’s not really easy. You need to know the right techniques and you need a lot of space before you jump. The truth is, me and Shelly (Callum, the other co-creator) have never seen anybody execute the move properly,” she told the Jamaica Observer.
Our condolences go out to Roxanna’s family and loved ones ??