MEMPHIS JOOKIN’: THE SHOW Featuring Lil Buck
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2023 8PM
Charles “Lil Buck” Riley is a movement artist who is known for being an ambassador for Memphis Jookin, a freestyle-based dance involving intricate footwork. Raised in Memphis, Buck was introduced to the urban street dance style around age 14. After moving up in the Jookin ranks, he studied ballet for two years. With those combined skills, he quickly made a niche for himself by adding his own style and imagination to create signature moves, which include gliding across space as if gravity didn’t exist. In 2011, Buck performed with Yo-Yo Ma to Ma’s rendition of Saint-Saëns’ The Swan.
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“While his agile physical instrument is astounding, Buck’s power derives from the ability to get to the bottom of what something feels like for him and then to express it to the world.” - NY Times
“Fueling it all is the emotion that drives his magnetic dancing. There is struggle and pain, joy and healing, and ultimately, a transformation — a root connecting the past to the present.” - NY Times