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G-Ha
Oct 10th, 2011, 10:07 PM
Beyonce's apparently at it again. Seriously, doesn't this woman have a single original bone in her body? I thought "artists" were supposed to be able to create unique and original material...

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G-Ha
Oct 10th, 2011, 10:14 PM
'This is plagiarism': Beyoncé accused of copying choreography in new Countdown video



By Paul Thompson (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Paul+Thompson)

Last updated at 9:31 PM on 10th October 2011


American singer Beyoncé has been accused of 'stealing' dance moves for her latest music video.
The star is alleged to have copied several moves for her single Countdown from a leading Belgian choreographer.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker claims Beyoncé is guilty of plagiarism and has hit out at one of the music industry's top selling female artists.
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http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/10/10/article-2047520-0E51819D00000578-142_634x335.jpg Copycat? This scene from Beyoncé's new video clip to Countdown has come under scrutiny



http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/10/10/article-2047520-0E51817100000578-797_634x427.jpg Original: Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker claims the star plagiarised this routine

Speaking to a Danish blog, De Keersmaeker said she had not been asked permission by Beyonce's record label to use her original work.
'I didn't know anything about this. I'm not mad, but this is plagiarism,' she said.

There are two routines in the Beyoncé video that have come under scrutiny.
In the first Beyoncé and her backing dancers are seen in a number of disused buildings with a split screen effect.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/10/10/article-2047520-0E51837500000578-561_634x409.jpg Familiar: She can be seen through a window on the left, while three female dancers perform a ballet routine in the background on the right



http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/10/10/article-2047520-0E5182D500000578-296_634x411.jpg No credit: De Keersmaeker said she had not been asked permission by Beyonce's record label to use her original work

The 30-year-old star looks to the camera through a window on the left, while three female dancers perform a ballet routine in the background on the right.
A remarkably similar effect and movements appear in De Keersmaeker's first work with her company, Rosas Danst Rosas.
Another sequence is very similar to choreography from Achterland, a filmed version of which won the Dance Screen award in 1994.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/10/05/article-2045810-0E3F9CAF00000578-489_634x327.jpg Tummy rub: The star incorporated her pregnant belly into other parts of the clip



http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/10/05/article-2045810-0E3F9C9200000578-117_634x286.jpg Striking: Beyonce performs the song in front of a black and white background wearing a black polo neck, cropped black trousers and white socks


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/10/05/article-2045810-0E3F9C8500000578-94_634x318.jpg Black and white style: The singer wears a floppy striped hat, teamed with multicoloured leotards in one clip

Beyoncé has not commented on the plagiarism allegations.
But her co-director, Adria Petty has previously spoken about showing the singer footage of European contemporary dance for inspiration.

She told MTV News: 'I brought Beyoncé a number or references and we picked some out together. Most were German modern dance references, believe it or not.' Petty said the process was 'evolving [and] spontaneous.'
Petty said the Countdown video pays homage to several icons, such as Audrey Hepburn and the Supremes and other references to pop culture.



http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/10/05/article-2045810-0E3F9CE200000578-437_634x346.jpg The eyes have it: Beyonce sports dramatic sixties style green eyeshadow with black winged eyeliner and false eyelashes


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Hands of time: The star moves her arms around in a clock like dance in one striking image

'One of the strongest wardrobe references was Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face when she does the beatnik dance scene,' Petty says. 'I think a lot grew from there.'

It is the second time Beyoncé has been accused of plagiarism this year, after choreography and visual effects for her performance of Run the World (Girls) at the Billboard Music awards in May was compared to one by Italian Lorella Cuccarini.
Beyoncé, who is expecting her first child with husband record producer Jay Z, acknowledged she had been inspired by Cuccarini.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/10/05/article-2045810-0E3F9CC800000578-622_634x299.jpg Unusual: The star gets her groove on in a dress with cut out panels at the sides and front




http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/10/05/article-2045810-0E3F9CE600000578-632_634x438.jpg Geometric: The stunning singer channels the 1960s era in her revealing but unusual dress



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It's time for my close up: Beyonce's flawless skin and pregnancy glow is clearly visible in the video

Beyoncé is known for her dazzling dance routines, both on stage and music videos. She is one of the best selling artists of all time having sold 75 million records and has forged an acting career in Hollywood.
Until her pregnancy she was due to start filming a new version of A Star is Born to be directed by Clint Eastwood. Filming has now been postponed.
De Keersmaeker has been a major force in contemporary dance for more than 30 years.
Her work has won numerous awards and received critical acclaim.
De Keersmaeker said Beyoncé had not even bothered to disguise the fact that she had copied her dance moves.
She said: 'What's rude is that they don't even bother about hiding it.

'They seem to think they could do it because it's a famous work … Am I honoured? Look I've seen local school kids doing this. That's a lot more beautiful.'

A spokesman for Columbia Records, distributors of the video,was unavailable for comment.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/10/05/article-2045810-0E3F9CB900000578-568_634x361.jpg Hands on: Beyonce's and husband, rapper Jay-Z, are expecting their first baby, said to be due next spring



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2047520/Beyonc-accused-copying-choreography-new-Countdown-video.html#ixzz1aPp7xIDB

LeRoy.
Oct 10th, 2011, 10:14 PM
http://www.billboard.com/column/the-juice/beyonce-countdown-video-brings-charges-of-1005397712.story#/column/the-juice/beyonce-countdown-video-brings-charges-of-1005397712.story

Beyonce steals more than the government. :shrug:

Reptilia
Oct 10th, 2011, 11:27 PM
Stealing shit is pretty much the only thing that keeps her relevant.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 11th, 2011, 03:56 PM
they are exactly the same :hysteric:

VeeJJ
Oct 11th, 2011, 04:25 PM
I wonder how her fans will defend this.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 11th, 2011, 04:28 PM
I wonder how her fans will defend this.

Dodoboy., where are you when you are needed the most? :oh:

Infiniti2001
Oct 11th, 2011, 05:30 PM
STOP it-- this is inspiration :tape:

Betten
Oct 11th, 2011, 07:40 PM
STOP it-- this is inspiration :tape:

Actually, it is an homage :oh:

The Witch-king
Oct 11th, 2011, 08:23 PM
^ it's a tribute:inlove:

I had no idea she had a video out. She has like 3 videos out now??

Dodoboy.
Oct 11th, 2011, 09:33 PM
It is an homage, this video is one big reference? That's not the only reference in the video, but of course you people wouldn't catch on to the references to FunnyFace(Hepburn)/West Side Story/Mods,60s etc. Listen to Petty (Director) talk about this video, it's one big mush of pop culture references. Anne should be flattered!

Think she has a problem because she didn't get credit, which is completely completely fair.

Are you people even familiar with the work of De Keersmaeker ?!? :crying2:

Her most famous work (arguably) is her ballet 'D'un soir un jour' De Keersmaeker includes part of the Vaslav Nijinsky choreography of 'L'Après Midi d'un Faune' AND Antonioni's film 'Blow Up'!! It's not like this sort of thing is foreign concept to her, don't understand her deal at all!

But yeah, crediting. Bee's team probably didn't jump through the necessary hoops to avoid this. Bob Fasse got credit for SL.

Infiniti2001
Oct 11th, 2011, 09:41 PM
:oh: Way to defend the indefensible Mr Knowitall :hearts:

Dodoboy.
Oct 11th, 2011, 09:49 PM
In-thefuck-deed
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NEXT

Dodoboy.
Oct 11th, 2011, 09:54 PM
As y'all ALREADY been read for filth and booked DOWNE. You might as well learn something...

Yvonne Rainer Trio A... (1965) Come back to me on how original Anne's work is!
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This is what art is, why do so few understand that?

I expect about 2 of you to see the similarities :rolls:

If you need a step by step reference, let me know. Always looking out :hearts:
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TheHangover
Oct 11th, 2011, 10:12 PM
sorry, was the "again" referred to this:
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Lorella cuccarini is a famous tv host, musical actress in italy, she did this performance is San Remo festival in 2010 and Beyonce was in San Remo too, she saw Lorella's performance and asked for her coreographer, Lorella was a bit jelous but also proud that such a big star found her performance an inspiration

Mary Cherry.
Oct 11th, 2011, 10:30 PM
Beyonce's apparently at it again. Seriously, doesn't this woman have a single original bone in her body? I thought "artists" were supposed to be able to create unique and original material...

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She doesn't even have an original baby bump in her body either :oh:

Lord Choc Ice
Oct 12th, 2011, 12:59 AM
I don't know how people can like her music so much anyway, it always sounds straight off the assembly line.

Brooks.
Oct 12th, 2011, 03:25 AM
[QUOTE=Dodoboy.;20350362]It is an homage, this video is one big reference? That's not the only reference in the video, but of course you people wouldn't catch on to the references to FunnyFace(Hepburn)/West Side Story/Mods,60s etc. Listen to Petty (Director) talk about this video, it's one big mush of pop culture references. Anne should be flattered!

Think she has a problem because she didn't get credit, which is completely completely fair.

Are you people even familiar with the work of De Keersmaeker ?!? :crying2:

Her most famous work (arguably) is her ballet 'D'un soir un jour' De Keersmaeker includes part of the Vaslav Nijinsky choreography of 'L'Après Midi d'un Faune' AND Antonioni's film 'Blow Up'!! It's not like this sort of thing is foreign concept to her, don't understand her deal at all!

But yeah, crediting. Bee's team probably didn't jump through the necessary hoops to avoid this. Bob Fasse got credit for SL.[/QUOTE=Dodoboy.;20350362]

So is her entire solo career an "homage" then???? Please explain. And let's not even get started on the song writing credits that she has stolen. She's shady. There is no way around it. She tries way too damn hard.

Betten
Oct 12th, 2011, 08:21 AM
It is an homage, this video is one big reference? That's not the only reference in the video, but of course you people wouldn't catch on to the references to FunnyFace(Hepburn)/West Side Story/Mods,60s etc. Listen to Petty (Director) talk about this video, it's one big mush of pop culture references. Anne should be flattered!

Think she has a problem because she didn't get credit, which is completely completely fair.

Are you people even familiar with the work of De Keersmaeker ?!? :crying2:

Her most famous work (arguably) is her ballet 'D'un soir un jour' De Keersmaeker includes part of the Vaslav Nijinsky choreography of 'L'Après Midi d'un Faune' AND Antonioni's film 'Blow Up'!! It's not like this sort of thing is foreign concept to her, don't understand her deal at all!

It is like in academics: when you write a paper you can use insights of others, but not crediting them (and thus passing their work off as your own) is just the same as stealing.

As for why De Keersmaeker would take issue: how would you feel if you had worked on a project, only to see someone else blatantly copying parts of it, without any acknowledgement?

Dodoboy.
Oct 12th, 2011, 08:31 AM
Yeah, I like the academic paper reference. That would be unacceptable. As this is to some respect! I don't think anyone in her team thought they'd 'get away with this' but for some reason, they didn't go through the correct procedures.

Caralenko
Oct 12th, 2011, 11:45 AM
Yeah, I like the academic paper reference. That would be unacceptable. As this is to some respect! I don't think anyone in her team thought they'd 'get away with this' but for some reason, they didn't go through the correct procedures.

That is some grade A bullshit. Don't try to spin this like it's some childish mistake. Beyawncé pays her team shitloads and they can't even do one simple thing to keep her newest theft allegations at bay? Sucha Thief strikes again and thinks the world is too stupid to notice. Her wig is as tired as that fake baby bump and she needs to watch it before she really gets snatched.

I don't know how people can like her music so much anyway, it always sounds straight off the assembly line.

What do you know about music? :spit:

Lord Choc Ice
Oct 12th, 2011, 11:51 AM
^ I'm the biggest contributor in the 'forgotten songs you like/love thread' :angel:

Yoncé
Oct 12th, 2011, 11:57 AM
Omg. I'm seriously trying to be shocked right now, you would not believe.