Movement Art Is (M.A.I.)
an organization focused on using Movement Artistry to inspire change in the world.
Who we are
MAI (Movement Art Is) is an organization that uses movement artistry to inspire and change the world while elevating the artistic, educational, and social impact of dance.
Through movement art films, workshops, performances and exhibitions, MAI is resetting the spectrum of what dance is.
MAI was co-founded by Jon Boogz and Lil Buck.
Jon Boogz is a movement artist, choreographer, and director who pushes the evolution of dance – sharing his art form with audiences of all backgrounds while inspiring and bringing awareness to social issues.
With collaborators and clients including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Naomi Campbell, and TriBeCa Film Festival, Boogz’s most recent critically acclaimed project is Color of Reality, a short film he wrote, directed, and choreographed in collaboration with visual artist Alexa Meade and dancer Lil Buck.
what we do
Lil Buck is a movement artist who began jookin at age 13. Named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch, he gained international notoriety after an impromptu piece with Yo-Yo Ma went viral.
Since then he has collaborated with artists including JR, Damian Woetzel, the New York City Ballet, Madonna, Benjamin Millepied, and Spike Lee. Buck is an avid arts education advocate, recipient of the WSJ Innovator Award. He has collaborated with brands like Glenfiddich and Louis Vuitton, and launched a capsule collection with Versace.