Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck, “The Swan,” Beijing & Los Angeles

November 18, 2011  • Arts Program

Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck perform Camille Saint-Saens’ “The Swan” at China’s National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing on November 18, part of the U.S.-China Forum on the Arts and Culture.

It was a recapitulation of their original performance, which took place in Los Angeles in April 2011. To date, the April video has 3.2 million views on YouTube. Director Spike Jonze, who originally posted it, said that Lil Buck’s dancing was “unlike anything I’ve seen.”