Friday, February 22, 2013

Jookin' Lil Buck to jam with Yo-Yo Ma at (le) poisson rouge

Memphis jookin' star Lil Buck

jams with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other musical guests

(le) poisson rouge

Tuesday, April 2 (10pm)

Lil Buck, dance
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Marcus Printup, trumpet
Cristina Pato, Galician bagpipe
John Hadfield, percussion
Brooklyn Rider

featuring a world premiere for solo cello by Philip Glass, composed for Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck, especially for this engagement

Director’s Statement:
“It is an honor to present Lil Buck in his first New York one-man show — an exclusive chance to see the virtuoso jookin’ sensation up close at (Le) Poisson Rouge, where he is joined by a stellar musical cast including Yo-Yo Ma, who first performed with the dancer in the original “Swan” video that went viral online. The one-hour jam session will feature that “Swan” duet come to life onstage, and a world premiere composed by Philip Glass for Ma and Lil Buck, in addition to new music from Brooklyn Rider, and appearances by Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato, jazz trumpeter Marcus Printup, and percussionist John Hadfield.” Damian Woetzel, Director and Producer
 For complete information and ticketing, click here.

 As one commenter wrote: "the hood meets ballet and owns it."
(But if they ever want to come back, they've gotta get a permit....)

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