Ballerina Misty Copeland Mesmerizes on "Late Show" Performance with Cellist Yo-Yo Ma

On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert this past Monday, two renowned performers wowed us with their beautiful collaboration. Ballerina Misty Copeland danced to the courante from Bach's “Cello Suite No. 2,” as played by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The presentation showcased both of their talents–Copeland gracefully floated across the stage, as Ma's bow glided across the taut cello strings to honor Bach's timeless composition.

The Late Show performance marked distinctly special occasions for each of the performers. As American Ballet Theatre's first black principal ballerina, Copeland was promoting an upcoming documentary about her life called A Ballerina's Tale, which comes out on October 14. As for Ma, the legendary musician just celebrated his 60th birthday.

Watch the video below to see Copeland and Ma in audiovisual action.

Misty Copeland: Website
Yo-Yo Ma: Website

via [MashableTIME]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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