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.┬áTo 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.”