Beyonce’s “Countdown” Video Forgot To Count Belgian Choreographer As An Influence

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 10, 2011

Last week, when we oohed and ahhed over the awesomeness that is Beyonce’s video for “Countdown,” we noted all the many pop culture references she paid homage to: Audrey Hepburn in “Funny Face”! Jennifer Beals in “Flashdance”! Bob Fosse! Dreamgirls! Mary Quant! Well, we failed to mention Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, a Belgian choreographer, from whom Beyonce seems to have borrowed a number of the moves and scenes seen in “Countdown.” Check out this video and judge for yourself. (I still think “Countdown” is dope and now I have a new favorite Belgian choreographer!) [Buzzfeed]