Monday, May 02, 2011

Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma

A fascinating collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck.

I've know about and have appreciated Yo-Yo Ma for years. He plays beautifully and seems to completely immerse himself in his music and yet still maintains a wonderful sense of humor.

Lil Buck was a complete unknown.

From what I gather here (scroll down), Charles "Lil Buck" Riley is a classically trained dancer from the New Ballet Ensemble and School in Memphis, TN and he is currently know for his Memphis jookin' (a sort of street dance form that originated in Memphis).

Ah! Now I understand how he can move in that strange mix of classic and modern dance.

Anyhoo, it was a wonderful collaboration and well worth wattching.

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