The occasion: A benefit for the arts in public schools.
The musician: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
The dancer: LA/Memphis street dancer Lil Buck.
The camera: Director Spike Jonze.
The result: A performance that is also the best possible argument for the cause it supports. We could say more, but again, the video speaks for itself.
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Sheerly Avni is a San Francisco-based arts and culture writer. Her work has appeared in Salon, LA Weekly, Mother Jones, and many other publications. You can follow her on twitter at @sheerly