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.