One of them went viral in a collaboration with Yo Yo Ma; the other played Michael Jackson for the Cirque du Soleil. But you might know dancers Lil Buck and Jon Boogz best for their collaboration on the haunting video Color of Reality.
In it, they wordlessly portray the experience of young black men in an age of televised police violence - the vulnerability, and the fear. That vulnerability is also critical to being artists, as they told KUOW arts and culture reporter Marcie Sillman at a world premiere of their new work, "Love Heals All Wounds." Bill Radke shared a few moments from Marcie's interview; you can hear the full version on her blog.