Bucking Gravity

“How would you describe your relationship with gravity?” It’s not a standard interview question, or, for that matter, one I’d ask just about anyone else in just about any other circumstance.

But I’m talking with Charles ‘Lil Buck’ Riley, and I can’t not ask him about the 9.8 meters-per-second force that dictates the way most of us move across Earth’s surface. If you’ve watched Buck dance — either on stage with New Ballet Ensemble in the annual Nut ReMix, on the street (back in the day, he used to dance on Beale), in a commercial, or in any number of viral YouTube videos — you know that he moves with preternatural freedom, sometimes flowing like liquid, sometimes floating as air.

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