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  • AIR JORDAN I FLYKNIT   Nike | Published on September, 2017


    The AJ I becomes the first Jordan shoe with all-over Flyknit construction, delivering incredible stretch and support—proving that heritage never gets old, it just gets better.
  • Have You Seen This Dance?   The New York Times | Published Updated on August 21, 2017
    HERE, THE DANCER LIL BUCK, or Charles Riley, performs his now-classic adaptation of “The Swan,” a collaboration with his ballet teacher, Katie Smythe; it’s set to “The Dying Swan,” a solo made famous by Anna Pavlova:
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – Lil Buck | D23 Expo   Disney | Posted on August 17, 2017
    Lil Buck (@LilBuckdalegend) provides the style of dance that defines the character, The Mouse King, in Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. #D23Expo
  • Nike – Lil Buck   Little Black Book | Published on May 22, 2017
  • “Today at Apple” launches worldwide   The New York Times | Published on May 21, 2017
    Movement artist and star of Apple’s AirPods commercial, Lil Buck, shows off his moves in the Forum at Apple Union Square.
  • A dance to honor Mother Earth   TED | Published on April 2017
    Movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck debut “Honor thy mother,” a delicate, powerful performance of spoken word, violin and dance that draws on the tormented relationship between nature and humanity. This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.
  • #KissMyAirs 彷如空氣之舞-Lil Buck by Vernie Yeung   HYPEBEAST ZH | Published on March 21, 2017
    出身於孟菲斯,Lil Buck 從街頭學習當地傳統舞步 Jookin,這種後來被人稱為「街頭芭蕾」的藝術,讓 Lil Buck 成為界別的明日之星。代表過 Louis Vuitton、Apple 等品牌的廣告後,我們找來 Lil Buck 以舞蹈演繹 Nike 最新作-VaporMax 鞋款,並邀請知名導演 Vernie Yeung 拍攝,展示彷如空氣舞步表演。

    Translation (modified):
    Born in Memphis, Lil Buck learned traditional dance in the streets and introduced the world to Jookin, later known as the “street ballet” art, and Lil Buck became the face and star of the culture. On behalf of Louis Vuitton, Apple and other brands of advertising, we found Lil Buck to dance for the latest interpretation of Nike – VaporMax shoes, and invited well-known director Vernie Yeung to shoot his air-like dance performances.
  • iPhone 7 + AirPods – Stroll – Apple   Apple (YouTube) | Published on January 14, 2017
    Feel the magic of AirPods on iPhone 7. Pick up a pair at
  • Nowness presents dialogue between dancer Lil Buck and the Fondation Louis Vuitton   LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE | Published on November 30, 2016
    Nowness has captured a striking dialogue between the graceful moves of dancer Lil Buck, the architecture of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and the power of the works in the exhibition Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection in a hypnotic film shot at the Foundation.
  • Watch This Captivating Video of Lil Buck Dancing at the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris   HYPEBEAST / LOUIS VUITTON | Published on November 30, 2016
    Wearing a pair of Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE “Cobalt” sneakers, dancer Lil Buck takes us on a jookin’ tour of the Picassos and Matisses in the current exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Directed by London-based Andrew Margetson, we glide through the light-filled halls of the Frank Gehry-designed building, to the theme of classic piano, as Lil Buck gives tells us about his upbringing and a brief history of his art form, the style of street dance called jookin’. Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection is on at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris now till February 20.
  • Versace and Lil Buck’s Sneaker Collaboration Takes Flight   VOGUE / VERSACE | Published on October 30, 2015
    If you’ve ever seen the jookin prodigy Charles “Lil Buck” Riley on his toes, fluidly rendering his body into any number of mind-boggling contortions and shapes while wearing street-fresh, stylish ensembles, then you know the 27-year-old Tennessee native has a strong footing in both the dance and fashion worlds. And with his new sneaker collaboration with Versace set to launch today, the dancer is making that toehold even firmer.
  • Dancing all over the world: Lil Buck brings his jookin style to Miami   MIAMI HERALD | Published on January 21, 2015
    He’s Baryshnikov in sneakers, Jean-Michel Basquiat for the dance world. He’s Charles ‘Lil Buck’ Riley, a phenom in an obscure Memphis variant of hiphop dance called jookin who has vaulted into the cultural stratosphere as smoothly as he spins on his sneaker-clad toes. Buddy and collaborator with Madonna and Yo-Yo Ma. Star of Youtube and New York City Ballet galas.
  • Lil Buck Elevates Jookin’ to an Art   THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | Published on November 5, 2014
    A pioneer of the Memphis jookin’ scene, Lil Buck has fashioned a style of movement that is breathtakingly original. IT WAS MORNING, breakfast time, in the Bowery Hotel in downtown New York City, and in the plush, low-lit lobby, a hushed crowd in expensive-looking T-shirts and denim huddled over laptops and lingered over cappuccinos. In the middle of the room, the dancer Lil Buck was talking about music and anticipation—how he’s learned in his 26 years to not just feel a rhythm but to predict what’s coming next, staying one step ahead, as if he, not the musician, were in control of the song. “I try to feel like, ‘How would I want the beat to go?’ ” Lil Buck said. He began to elaborate further, but then stopped. “I can…
  • Lil Buck on CBS Morning News W/ Wynton Marsalis   CBS NEWS | Published on Jul 29, 2014
    You’ve seen him everywhere. With Madonna to Yo Yo Ma, from Gap to Nissan. Charles “Lil Buck” Riley. Check him out as he shares his story with Wynton Marsalis about his life background and the history of Memphis Jookin.
  • Lil Buck, Baby Bang and the world’s best street dance: ASOS The Urban Tour in London ASOS (YouTube) | Published on September 9, 2011
    Watch now on The ASOS Urban Tour:
    The ASOS Urban Tour. The most talented guys from the world’s most stylish cities, as seen on the street.
    See Lil Buck, Baby Bang, Marcio, Zeus and Looney in this exclusive interactive film. See More from London in The Urban Tour:
  • The world’s best street dance crew: Meet Lil Buck from The ASOS Urban Tour ASOS (YouTube) | Published on September 2, 2011
    Watch the exclusive interactive video:
    Street dancing fan? Meet Memphis-born street dance prodigy Charles “Lil Buck” Riley, known as one of the world’s top street dancers.
    The ASOS Urban Tour. The most talented guys from the world’s most stylish cities, as seen on the street.


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