Lil’ Buck + Yo-Yo Ma

If a picture says 1,000 words, this video says it all. Director Spike Jonze (for Opening Ceremony NY) managed to capture this beautiful collaboration between cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Los Angeles-based dancer Lil’ Buck; the performance was part of an event for Inner-City Arts, a nonprofit arts education center that serves at-risk students.

Check out the hauntingly artistic performance of “The Swan,” a movement from Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals” below – you won’t be able to take your eyes away.

“The other day, I was lucky enough to be at an event to bring the arts back into schools and got to see an amazing collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma and a young dancer in LA, Lil Buck. Someone who knows Yo-Yo Ma had seen Lil Buck on YouTube and put them together. The dancing is Lil Buck’s own creation and unlike anything I’ve seen. Hope you enjoy.” -Spike Jonze