Spike Jonze filmed this truly remarkable rendition of “The Dying Swan” by Los Angeles-based hip-hop dancer Lil Buck, with Yo-Yo Ma providing accompaniment. “The Dying Swan” is one of the more famous ballet solos, originally choreographed by Michel Fokine in 1905 for Anna Pavlova–she is still considered among the best classical ballerinas of all time. Lil Buck’s beautiful choreography is at times balletic, but is entirely his own creation. The dance was part of Art Strike, an event aimed at bringing art back into inner-city schools.
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