His Big Idea: Lil' Buck

Some ideas are bendable.
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The Aspen Institute

Memphis-native Lil' Buck's pretzel-style performances are nothing sort of mesmerizing. He practices a style of dance called jookin', which involves yoga-like contortions, ballet-like point work, and traditional hip-hop moves performed to music ranging from crunk rap to classical. His big idea has turned into an incredible journey: Take your hometown dance and bring it to people all over the world.

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Emma Green is the assistant managing editor of TheAtlantic.com, where she also writes about religion and culture.

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