A Jookin’ Jam Session with Lil Buck, Cristina Pato & Friends
Friday, April 29, 2016
8 pm, Dinand Library, Main Reading Room
FREE and open to the public (General admission, limited seating)
“… a tremendous virtuoso, with a lovely, light wit”
– The New Yorker
The College’s Become More: Campaign for the Future of Holy Cross kicks off with an evening of celebration headlined by the international jookin’ phenomenon Lil Buck, who came to international attention when ballet star turned director Damian Woetzel paired the young dancer with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The performance, captured on video by Spike Jonze, went viral, with over 3 million views to date. Lil Buck has gone on to perform with New York City Ballet and in Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: One, the Spike Jonze film Her, Benjamin Millepied’s NOWNESS videos. In the latest of a series of unique performances created by Damian Woetzel, Lil Buck is joined by a stellar cast of musicians, marking the welcome return of Fall ’15 ATB artist-in-residence, Galician gaita player Cristina Pato.
Co-sponsored with the Office of Advancement and in conjunction with the 2016 Academic Conference