Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck create a new ballet

The world-famous cellist in a suit and a young man in a baseball cap make an unlikely pair. Until the music starts playing and the young man starts slowly moving, his body bending and collapsing to the mournful tune. A friend of Yo-Yo Ma’s, the cellist, caught Lil Buck dancing on YouTube and paired the two for a collaboration for an event to bring the arts back into schools. His style mashes ballet with break-dancing, in the “jookin”style. As the director Spike Jonze writes on the YouTube description, it’s a combination “unlike anything I’ve seen.”

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