Renowned street dancer Charles “Lil Buck” Riley has worked with the likes of Madonna and Yo-Yo Ma. He’s even danced on the Great Wall of China, but come Sunday, he’ll bring his Memphis Jookin’ to Charlotte’s Knight Theater.
Riley, 31, fell in love with the Memphis dance culture as a kid; he saw it as an opportunity to escape a life of poverty. At age 19, he took the chance and moved to Los Angeles, where his talent was discovered.
Looking back, he says, “I never knew I could take it this far… To see all that I’ve done in my life, I learned that…my dreams, they weren’t big enough.”
In a video interview with QCity Metro’s Jalon Hill, Riley said he hopes his Charlotte visit will inspire young people to take a chance on their dreams, just as he did.
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“…You can create art in whatever you’re doing,” he said.
If you go:
Date: Sunday, April 3
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Knight Theater
Tickets: Visit CarolinaTix