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Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck duet

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Wimbo, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Wimbo

    Wimbo Active Member

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    This is fantastic. Yo-Yo Ma is the world's most celebrated cellist. Lil Buck is a dancer who I had not heard of prior to this video. He obviously has some classical training, but is also apparently an artist that uses that training along with street/hip-hop influence to 'paint' his interpretation of the music through dance.

    [youtube]C9jghLeYufQ[/youtube]
  2. Temo

    Temo Active Member

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    That was pretty cool.
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Yo-Yo Ma is awesome, but I couldn't watch that guy dance to Yo-Yo's playing. Watching the two "as a pair" was like ranking fingernails across a chalkboard. (for me anyhow)
  4. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Lil Buck made his name off this performance but he's not classically trained. He's doing a street style of dance called Jookin' that's been around since the late 80's and originated in the south.

    I think this collaboration is great for that very reason. If someone had seen him dancing to the music this is typically set to, they'd easily discard it. But because he's teamed with a classical musician, the art of the dance is more easily accepted.


    That's a shame because clearly they've both inspired each other.
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Maybe, but to me it came off like this.

    [youtube]AHb4gs1hwck[/youtube]

    :laugh2:
  6. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    :laugh1:

    That was awesome!
  7. Wimbo

    Wimbo Active Member

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    Lil Buck constantly looked to his teachers and dancers on film and television — such as Michael Jackson and Michael Chambers -- for inspiration. His style is also influenced by the two years of classical training he received at the New Ballet Ensemble and School in Memphis, and he refers to Jookin as “urban ballet,” noting a similar smoothness about the two techniques.

    http://www.realvail.com/community-c...esidence-at-Vail-International-Dance-Festival
  8. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Active Member

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    :laugh1:

    greatness

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