Blooming! Vail Festival

Blooming! Where Charles « Lil Buck » Riley works on foot-beats while Shantala starts to bug-jump…

The Blooming adventure, which began at the Vail International Dance Festival in the summer of 2014, was initiated by its director Damian Woetzel, and continues to move forward drawing from the vocabularies of Kuchipudi and Jookin’.

Lil Buck and Shantala met again last summer in Vail, and more recently at the Dance Salad Festival in Houston.

Take a closer look at this unusual and flourishing meeting of two worlds: watch the video