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Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck duetYo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck duet

(3:36) Collaboration between classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma and LA dancer Lil Buck at an event to bring the arts back into schools. Lil Buck improvised an extraordinary street ballet to Yo-Yo Ma playing Mikhail Fokine's 'The Dying Swan', bringing together the old and the new in a quite beautiful performance.

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TheBob TheBob (1291 days ago)
First read the title as "Yo Mama and Lil Buck do it" - so I was a bit taken aback
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First read the title as "Yo Mama and Lil Buck do it" - so I was a bit taken aback
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Guest: frrazz (1227 days ago)
WOW! very nice.
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WOW! very nice.
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Guest:  (1290 days ago)
'street ballet'? Who decided that? The dancer (BoreMe's term, not mine) might be talented but a piece of classical music isn't suited to the sort of thing he does - it just looks like a slowed down version of someone having a fit; and a bloody tight one at that.
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'street ballet'? Who decided that? The dancer (BoreMe's term, not mine) might be talented but a piece of classical music isn't suited to the sort of thing he does - it just looks like a slowed down version of someone having a fit; and a bloody tight one at that.
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Guest: Harriet (1213 days ago)
i loved it - the collaboration of people from two totally different cultures and yet they were able to complement each other's talents so eloquently. Beautiful!
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i loved it - the collaboration of people from two totally different cultures and yet they were able to complement each other's talents so eloquently. Beautiful!
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Guest: JimbosAfag (1251 days ago)
Jimbo, Guest what the **** are you faggots talking about...... Classical music isn't suited to the sort of thing he does? It seemed pretty well suited HERE... You morons don't know anything about this, your just some white faggots who want to get online and act like tough racist assholes... you make all white people look stupid with every word you type
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Jimbo, Guest what the **** are you faggots talking about...... Classical music isn't suited to the sort of thing he does? It seemed pretty well suited HERE... You morons don't know anything about this, your just some white faggots who want to get online and act like tough racist assholes... you make all white people look stupid with every word you type
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Guest: johno (1293 days ago)
crap!
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crap!
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Guest: Jimbo Chester (1293 days ago)
Try playing it without the music..The 'dancer' looks like a demented spastic. So this is the alternative to traditional ballet. according to black guys. I do not think so
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Try playing it without the music..The 'dancer' looks like a demented spastic. So this is the alternative to traditional ballet. according to black guys. I do not think so
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Guest: redeye (1292 days ago)
jimbo, never laughed so hard!!!
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jimbo, never laughed so hard!!!
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Guest: guest (1211 days ago)
If I'm not mistaken, I thought the piece was "The Swan" by Camille Saint-Saens from "Carnival of the Animals." Not "The Dying Swan."
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If I'm not mistaken, I thought the piece was "The Swan" by Camille Saint-Saens from "Carnival of the Animals." Not "The Dying Swan."
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Guest: MOLE (1294 days ago)
Absolutely amazing - 2 fantastic artists at the peak of their talents. AMAZING
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Absolutely amazing - 2 fantastic artists at the peak of their talents. AMAZING
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Guest: Melissa Mills (839 days ago)
Latest comment: The fluidity of the arms and body of Lil Buck is like water. There are very few classical ballet dancers that I have seen with such total grace. Everyone isn't the same, and beauty comes in different forms. It is beautiful to see excellence, and it is a gift to see and hear two such different beauties moving in harmony to one another. Thank you.
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Latest comment: The fluidity of the arms and body of Lil Buck is like water. There are very few classical ballet dancers that I have seen with such total grace. Everyone isn't the same, and beauty comes in different forms. It is beautiful to see excellence, and it is a gift to see and hear two such different beauties moving in harmony to one another. Thank you.
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