An incredible collaboration between master cellist Yo-Yo Ma and street dance legend Lil Buck.
The performance, entitled The Dying Swan, was recorded by director Spike Jonze on his cell phone.Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) was a child prodigy and was performing by age five. The artist has recorded 75 albums, won 15 Grammy Awards and has also been the recipient of the National Medal of Arts in 2001, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 and the Polar Music Prize in 2012.
Charles “Lil Buck” Riley (born May 25, 1988) has been dancing his entire life, studying ballet for two years while on scholarship at the New Ballet Ensemble in Memphis. He danced for Madonna during her Super Bowl XLVI halftime show eventually joining her MDNA Tour as one of 22 dancers. He spent most of 2013 dancing in the Cirque du Soleil show Michael Jackson: One. This past March he danced in the New York City Ballet’s Spring premiere, which was choreographed by artist JR and scored by musician Woodkid.