We can’t emphasize enough how thrilled we are to be hosting Lil Buck, Jon Boogz, and Ashley Bathgate at USC next week! Buck and Boogz are not just dancers, they are movement artists, and, as you can see in the video above, they tell a story with their art. It’s more than dance. It’s social justice. It’s communities coming together. It’s creating, making, sharing, connecting, and surviving through art. And it’s so powerful. In a stunning performance with cellist Ashley Bathgate, they will breathtakingly break the boundaries of what dance and music can be. We can’t wait to experience their incredible art with you.
—The Visions and Voices Team
JOOKIN' WITH BUCK! Wednesday, November 30, at 5:30 p.m.
Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, Room 106
Admission is free. While advance reservations are full, we are accepting waitlist reservations. RSVP HERE Charles “Lil Buck” Riley is one of today’s most phenomenal dancers. He began jookin’—a street dance that originated in Memphis—at age thirteen. He has since gone on to perform and collaborate with artists and organizations including Janelle Monae, Madonna, Yo-Yo Ma, New York City Ballet, and Cirque du Soleil. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Lil Buck himself in an intimate and wildly fun workshop. MORE INFO & WAITLIST
WHAT MOVES YOU Featuring Lil Buck, Jon Boogz, and Ashley Bathgate Thursday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP HERE
The extraordinary dancer and choreographer Lil Buck, acclaimed cellist Ashley Bathgate, and the incredible movement artist and choreographer Jon Boogz, will come together for a mesmerizing performance. Lil Buck has performed with Janelle Monae, Madonna, Yo-Yo Ma, New York City Ballet, and Cirque du Soleil. His powerful collaborations with choreographer and fellow performer Jon Boogz, which tackle such issues as police violence, immigrant rights, and Standing Rock, recently caught the attention of the New York Times. Jon Boogz has worked with artists including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Naomi Campbell, and Pharrell Williams and choreographed for So You Think You Can Dance and Cirque du Soleil. They will be accompanied by one of today’s most accomplished young cellists, Ashley Bathgate, who is also a member of Bang on a Can All-Stars. You won’t want to miss this spectacular event! MORE INFO
For more on Lil Buck, Jon Boogz, and Ashley Bathgate, check out the videos below:
New York Times video interview with Lil Buck
Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, “The Book of Secrets”
Ashley Bathgate performs Michael Gordon’s “Light is Calling”
Lil Buck joins Lin-Manuel Miranda for the Hamilton Ham4Ham performance