Beyonce has recently released the video for her new single “Countdown” and some viewers have noticed some startling similarities between her video and moves from Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.
The above video, which we found courtesy of D-Listed, shows Beyonce’s video side by side with movies from De Keersmaeker. Now, perhaps Beyonce had nothing to do with it, but it sure looks like somebody involved in the “Countdown” video is familiar with De Keersmaeker’s work.
This is not the first time Beyonce has been accused of borrowing from another source. After her May 2011 performance at the Billboard Music Awards, people took notice that her performance looked suspiciously like a performance by Italian pop star Lorella Cuccarini. Beyonce owned up then, saying, “My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much.”
So perhaps Beyonce was just inspired by De Keersmaeker?