Spike Jonze captures Yo-Yo Ma & Lil Buck performance


Filmmaker Spike Jones says of this incredible piece of video :
"The other day, I was lucky enough to be at an event to bring the arts back into schools and got to see an amazing collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma and a young dancer in LA, Lil Buck. Someone who knows Yo-Yo Ma had seen Lil Buck on YouTube and put them together. The dancing is Lil Buck’s own creation and unlike anything I’ve seen. Hope you enjoy." Spike Jonze

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Lil Buck whose name is Damian Woetzel, a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, organized the event, and called it an “arts strike.” His Lil Buck’s performance is a contemporary interpretation of “The Dying Swan” from Camille Saint-SaĆ«ns’ Carnival of the Animals.  The live musical accompaniment by the award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma is a poignant example of what art can create in the moment…especially from two highly trained professionals who had the benefit of extensive training…!  A tremendous reminder of how important it is to introduce art at an early age to our children.  See Inner-City Arts, the program that sponsored Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma’s performance, and look for programs in your area to support.
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