Beyonce’s “Countdown” video channels classic works by modern/ contemporary choreographer Anne De Teresa Keersmaeker. Check for yourself:
http://youtu.be/zS_kWttptS4 (follow through to Parts 1, 2, and 3. The blatant influence of the chair choreography in Part 2 will blow your mind when you compare it to the Beyonce video.)
Its pretty exciting and really cool to see today’s artists channeling the dance greats!
Love the Beyonce video, by the way!