Published on Friday, April 20, 2018


CONTACT: Teresa Vásquez-Romero, (210) 207-8761      

SAN ANTONIO (April 20, 2018) — San Antonio anxiously awaits the performance, “What Moves You,” an intimate collaboration between dancing phenomenon Lil Buck and award-winning Mihai Marica on Friday, May 11, at 8 p.m., Jo Long Theatre, The Carver. 

Charles “Lil Buck” Riley brought international attention to the street dance Memphis jookin’ in 2011 when a video of his improvised performance with cellist Yo-Yo Ma went viral on YouTube, resulting in Ma declaring him a “genius.” Since then, Lil Buck, who is trained in both ballet and hip-hop, has performed with Madonna, New York City Ballet and Cirque du Soleil. He is also co-founder of Movement Art Is, an organization that seeks to elevate what dance can be. “What Moves You” is an intimate duo collaboration between Lil Buck and one of today’s youngest and most accomplished contemporary cellists, Mihai Marica. These dynamic artists present an interactive performance that reveals the intricacy and immediacy of the creative process between movement and music, and challenges the boundaries of what the two instruments—body and cello—can do. From J.S. Bach to the contemporary sounds of living composers, the duo will demonstrate what it means when Lil Buck says, “I see sounds everywhere.” 

The Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA) will serve as the opening act. YOSA Concertino Strings, the most advanced of the five string orchestras, will perform great masterpieces of string repertoire from the Baroque era to today.    

Tickets can be purchased at the Carver Box Office (210) 207-2234, 226 N. Hackberry or via Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000. The Carver Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and two hours prior to curtain. Tickets are $25 and $35. Students, military, seniors and educators receive a $5 discount. Children under 13 years receive a 50% discount; groups of 10 or more receive a $6 discount. For more information, call the Carver at (210) 207-7211, or visit

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