Beyoncé’s video for “Countdown” has been getting some attention not only for being awesome, but for its similarities to a dance piece by Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. In an interview with MTV, Adria Petty, director of “Countdown” and daughter of Tom, said about making the video: “I brought Beyoncé a number of references and we picked some out together. Most were German modern-dance references, believe it or not,” suggesting that the video’s similarities to De Keersmaeker’s work are intentional. De Keersmaeker, however, was never told her choreography would be used in “Countdown” and has written a piece responding to it.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Responds to Beyoncé Video [Performance Club]