Memphis Jookin’: The Show

In Tennessee, they call it “jookin’”: a loose-limbed, balletic blend of hip hop and modern that started on the streets of Memphis and has grown to become one of the contemporary dance world’s most vibrant and vital movements. The acknowledged wizard of jookin’ is the Bessie Award-winning dancer Lil Buck, who has performed extensively with Madonna, Yo-Yo Ma, and Cirque du Soleil. The creator and choreographer of Memphis Jookin': The Show, Lil Buck pirouettes and hovers en point in Nike hightops as he leads a cast of the scene’s leading jook dancers for this root-to-the-fruit origin story. Scored with homegrown beats that evoke the Southern clubs where jookin' got its start, Memphis Jookin’ is an exhilarating exploration of an emergent art form that has taken the performance world by storm.

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