Tag: lil buck

Not Your Grandma's Dance-A-Thon

Dancers (including director Damian Woetzel, right) rocking out at the Vail International Dance Festival. Photo by Caitie Kakigi. National Dance Day is this Saturday, July 27—and the town of Vail, Colorado, home of the awesome Vail International Dance Festival, is celebrating in style with a three-hour dance-a-thon fundraiser. (It’ll benefit four dance-y organizations, including the […]

Gap Spotlights Two Awesome Dancers

Gap has featured plenty of mainstream celebrities in past ads. (Remember that adorable Claire Danes khaki commercial?) But we’re especially excited about its fall ad campaign this year, because it highlights a couple of familiar dance faces: “jookin’” star Lil’ Buck and San Francisco Ballet’s Yuan Yuan Tan. Called Shine, the marketing campaign recognizes “emerging […]

JR's Dance Film Starring Lauren Lovette

As you know, French artist JR collaborated with New York City Ballet on 2014’s Les Bosquets, a dance that combined ballet and jookin’. It was inspired by a housing project in Montfermeil on the outskirts of Paris—the epicenter of social and political protest in 2005. I love JR’s work. I’m totally obsessed with his Instagram […]

Lil' Buck Hits the Big Time

If you haven’t heard of Lil’ Buck, you are a) behind on your DS reading! Check him out in our “Most Influential People of 2011” feature; and b) MISSING OUT. The talented dancer is spreading the gospel of “jookin’,” a hip hop style that originated in his hometown of Memphis, TN. Jookin’ is awesome—and almost […]

Lil Buck Is Captivating in This New Music Video

If there’s one thing that never gets old, it’s watching Lil Buck effortlessly glide around as he shows off his top-notch jookin’ skills. And if you’ve been needing a Lil Buck fix lately, you’re in luck—he stars in Tritonal’s new music video for their song, “Strangers.” The crazy-catchy beat is the perfect track for the trademark moves we’ve all come […]

Lil Buck + Sia = The Ad That's Already Won the Super Bowl

Have you seen superstar jooker Lil Buck on TV recently? Odds are about 100 percent that either your already have—in that effortlessly cool AirPods ad—or you will shortly. Because hot on the heels (almost literally!) of the Apple spot comes an equally slick new commercial for Lexus. It’s got a killer soundtrack: Sia’s “Move Your […]

Lil Buck's AirPod Commercial Is Our New Obsession

Lil Buck’s impossibly smooth jookin has been making us question the laws of physics for years now. But his new commercial for Apple’s AirPod, “Stroll,” breaks those laws in a more literal way: It has him grooving up the sides of buildings, along shop windows, and on the underside of theater marquees. AND on the […]

You Must Watch Lil Buck's Cool New Video

Jookin mastermind Lil Buck glides his way through Paris’ Foundation Louis Vuitton museum in his latest video—and. it. is. everything. He literally never stops (cue insane footage of him dancing up escalators and stairs) and dances through the entire current exhibit, Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection. The video was shot by director Andrew […]