Lil Buck & Yo-Yo Ma: Jookin to The Dying Swan

Spike Jonze Presents: Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma [Credit: OpeningCeremonyNY]

I’m still getting caught up on recent news and, though I don’t feel like I have to document everything that’s happened prior to getting up to speed, there are some cool things I really want to include like this performance by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and dancer Lil Buck. It happened at an event for school kids in Los Angeles that was meant, in part, to protest cuts in school arts funding. The above video was filmed by Spike Jonez.

Fatboy Slim: Praise You [Credit: Astralwerks]

I first heard of Spike Jonez due to his appearance in this music video for Fatboy Slim which he directed so I thought I’d throw this in as a bonjs. He’s the dancer/choreographer in the striped shirt!

Here’s more on the event including videos of Lil Buck who practices a style of dance called Jookin:

Yo-Yo Ma performs for Inner City Arts kids on Los Angeles’s Skid Row

Lil’ Buck and Yo-Yo Ma Inspire Kids During “Arts Strike” Organized
by VIDF Artistic Director Damian Woetzel

Official Site: U Dig Dance Academy