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Yo-Yo Ma collaborates with street dance legend Lil Buck in 'The Dying Swan'

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Master cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who has recorded 75 albums and won 15 Grammy Awards got together recently with street dance legend Lil Buck to collaborate in this modernized treatment of a performance entitled The Dying Swan. A remake of the cello standard "The Swan," composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, this hybrid of classical music and street dancing was all recorded by director Spike Jonze (with his phone.) The impromptu video captures the performers carefully watching each other's timing in a genuinely beautiful artistic collaboration. Jonze then posted it to the blog of Opening Ceremony. This is definitely a case of substance over style: Ma and Buck make an amazing combination.