Memphis Jookin' The Show: Featuring Lil Buck

  • Guest Artist
Sat, 03/12/2022 - 7:30pm
Baker Hall - going on as scheduled
$36 | $30 | $25 | Free for Students
**THE SHOW MUST GO ON!   Tonight's show is going on as scheduled**

Renowned dance artist Lil Buck conceived of, choreographed and is the featured performer in this creative homage to his hometown and the singular dance style known as Memphis Jookin’, a street dance that became an international artform. His credits: performing with Madonna for her Super Bowl halftime show; working with renowned NYC Ballet artistic director Benjamin Millepied; and becoming a YouTube sensation after director Spike Jonze uploaded a video of his dance improvisation with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. He stars alongside eight highly skilled dancers and a DJ performing to a soundtrack that evokes the energy of the streets, the hallways, and the clubs where Memphis Jookin’ was born. Click HERE for artist's website.  LU students attend for FREE, click for more info. (photo by Louis 'Ziggy' Tucker)  View the event playbill.

 

 

ABOUT LIL BUCK: In addition to being the ambassador of one of the most ground breaking dance styles of this generation, Memphis Jookin, Lil Buck also founded the dance collective Movement Art Is (MAI), an organization that uses dance and movement to inspire and change the world. Lil Buck is also the first street dancer ever to design a capsule collection with Versace, and in February 2012, He joined Madonna for her Super Bowl halftime show, which broke the record for the most-watched television program in American history. He also completed two world tours with Madonna: MDNA and REBEL HEART. In 2014, Lil Buck was also awarded The Wall Street Journal Innovator of the Year Award.

“Jookin was this diamond in the rough. It was raw, real and gangster. I’d only ever seen people like Michael Jackson dancing on VHS tapes, living a superstar life that wasn’t attainable. So when I saw Jookin being done in my own backyard, and being danced by people who looked like me, that blew my mind. I knew immediately: I want that so bad.”       — Lil Buck

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