Beyonce’s choreography in “Countdown” received a lot of criticism; Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker accused Bey of plagiarizing the routine… and of doing so poorly!
Here’s Rosas Danst Rosas, which is stunning in its anger.
And here’s “Countdown” which is stunning in its utter sass.
I find conversations like this fascinating, because I think there’s this absolute refusal to take Bey and her team seriously as dance historians. What do y’all think? Is this choreographic theft or an homage?