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Review: Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma, ‘jookin” together

April 3, 2013 • Entertainment


This April 2, 2013 photo released by New York City Center shows Lil Buck, center, performing with Yo-Yo Ma, background at center left, at Poisson Rouge nightclub in New York. (AP Photo/New York City Center, Erin Baiano)

NEW YORK (AP) — If Lil Buck, the sensational star of the Memphis street dancing style called “jookin,’” has any bones in his feet — or legs, or arms — there is little evidence of that.

Instead, it seems like this compelling dancer is made of a durable and graceful rubber, so easily does he bend and twist his body into impossible poses. That natural gift, plus an ebullient spirit and a ready smile, was on full display in “Lil Buck at the Poisson Rouge,” a set of two shows Tuesday night that celebrated his singular talent.

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