Beyoncé and Jay-Z use Belgian choreography in their latest video
The two American megastars Beyoncé and Jay-Z have just given their fans a huge surprise by releasing their first joint album, "Everything is Love". Currently in the middle of a world tour, the most powerful couple in showbiz still found time to promote this new artistic project and have taken care of every detail. This is why they have also released their first single, the soberly titled "Apes**t", whose choreography was created by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui from Antwerp. This was not quite a first for the Belgian choreographer, as he has already worked for the artist known as Queen B.
During the night of 16 to 17 June, Beyoncé and Jay-Z released "Everything is Love" on the internet, a nine-track album whose first video, "Apes**t", was filmed at The Louvre in Paris. It was filmed in the greatest secrecy once the museum had closed to the public and the couple can be seen dancing in front of the Mona Lisa, The Raft of the Medusa and The Coronation of Napoleon.
This video was a real night-time operation and was entrusted to the Belgian dancer and choreographer of Moroccan origin Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, who is artistic director of the Royal Ballet of Flanders. The video took two days to record and its distribution on the internet will allow Cherkaoui to reach a new audience and reveal his work to the entire world.
This is not the first time that Beyoncé has worked with the choreographer from Antwerp. In October 2016, she used his services for the first time for a charity concert for the music-streaming website Tidal. She used him again in 2017 for the Grammy Awards whilst pregnant with twins, and spectators were thrilled to see her appear on stage. And their collaboration does not end here, as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui will also be involved in the show during the American couple's tour.