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One of Dance magazine’s “25 to Watch,” street-dance sensation Charles “Lil Buck” Riley has collaborated with a staggering range of renowned artists, including Yo-Yo Ma (in a video directed by Spike Jonze), Spike Lee, JR, Damian Woetzel, the New York City Ballet, and Madonna. In this new, evening-length production, he brings his innovative choreography and gravity-defying dancing to a celebration of the dance and music scenes of his home city of Memphis, TN, and of the namesake Memphis Jookin’ style that launched his brilliant career.

Please note: Tickets for this performance are available only through Ticketmaster. Also, we regret to note that tickets for this performance can no longer be included in a Washington Performing Arts subscription. Subscription tickets for this performance ordered during our now-concluded subscription-only period (AUG 31–SEP 14) will be fulfilled by Washington Performing Arts.

COVID Safety Notice: As Washington Performing Arts does not own or operate its own venue, Washington Performing Arts audiences will be subject to the current vaccination policy of each event’s venue on the date of the event. The great majority of our venues require proof of vaccination, along with the wearing of masks at all times within indoor facilities. View the Lincoln Theatre COVID Safety Policy. Please visit our own COVID Safety Policy page for more information and links to all of our partner venues' own COVID Safety policies.

From event sponsor Susan S. Angell:

"Whether a player or audience member, we participate in the universe of the arts."

I recently ran across a paragraph by country singer Willie Nelson that struck me. He said, “We are all the same. There is no difference anywhere in the world. People are people. They laugh, cry, feel, and love, and music seems to be the common denominator that brings us all together. Music cuts through all boundaries and goes right to the soul.”

Thank you for saying it so well, Willie. What we hear grew from what came before. Some pieces and stories we can hear hundreds of times and never tire of. They always speak to us. New sounds and words take us to worlds unexplored in our imaginations. Whether a player or audience member, we participate in the universe of the arts.

Enjoy and peace to all.

Susan S. Angell

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Susan S. Angell; Pepco, An Exelon Company.

Linger Longers are made possible through the generous support of an anonymous donor.

Thank you to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work in 2021/22: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Barbara Myers and Tom Gallagher; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Additional sponsorships are available for this performance and others in the 2021/22 season. Contact Elizabeth Racheva, Chief Advancement Officer, at Sponsorship@WashingtonPerformingArts.org or (202) 533-1862 to learn more.


DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

Pepco, An Exelon Company