This second video shows Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma visiting Inner-City Arts on Skid Row. I am assuming the two men were on a tour promoting arts education in schools. I like the message in both videos, but the second is less jarring to me, in large part because of the setting and audience.
Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck
After our discussions yesterday, which touched on opera, art, museums and dance, I immediately thought of the above video with Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck. I love krumping, but not classical music. However, when the two are combined, I’m interested. I feel a connection with Lil Buck’s organic body movements, even though the strings lull me to sleep. I feel a tad uncomfortable about the upper crust setting with the fancy-pants people, an environment in which Lil Buck’s dancing seems out of place, but I am also excited that the appeal of krumping is reaching beyond its borders. It’s a strange yet inspiring mix: Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck. And I think Spike Jonze, who presents this video on YouTube, realized how unique and rare this collaboration was and how well people might receive it.