An amazing duet between Shantala’s Jookin’ and Charles ‘Lil Buck’ Riley’s Kuchipudi !
Or maybe it’s the exact opposite? Well, watching their close collaboration, it’s hard to tell.
A thrilling moment of encounter between Lil Buck’s wizardly Jookin’, a street-dance style from Memphis, Tennessee, and Shantala’s personal vocabulary rooted in Kuchipudi, a classical style native to South India, set to the music of the Yoshida Brothers from Japan.
Lil Buck and Shantala met last August at the Vail International dance Festival (Colorado, USA), invited by Damian Woetzel, festival director, to create this duet.
Don’t be disappointed if you weren’t there, here’s a video of Blooming that you can watch again and again!