I don’t know any women that does not run her world…if you don’t any women that don’t run their world, perhaps you need a reassessment of the blueprint? Who is that person in your kitchen, the office, making those phone calls, holding it down, taking care of the kids, in church, doctor office, college, making love, mother, wife, employee, women will do anything to hold it down and keep the world churning, ect. Girls! I salute you all! Gotta give the girls credit for running their world…YUP! Thank you Beyonce’ for reminding us that girls do run the world! Real girls will do anything for you…..within reason of course. I really like this song…my anthem for the summer! YUP! I said it…..Girls “DO” Run the World! Get into it!
A word from the choreographer for Beyonce’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards:
Honestly I want to be “WOW”ed by the entertainer while they are still here with us…not buried in the ground. Thank you Billboard awards. Enough with that waiting until someoone pass on before we recongize the entertainer for their talents…
In just one month, Kenzo, Beyoncé, creative studio Breathe (the geniuses behind the graphics at Roger Waters’ amazing The Wall live shows), and animation team Dirt Empire conceptualized and executed the Billboard Awards “Girls” performance. “Beyoncé has such an incredible work ethic and vision, and you really couldn’t ask for a better collaborator in terms of the performing side of things as well.
She killed it,” Digital says. “When I saw that thing come out live, I was absolutely and completely blown away. As many times as she had rehearsed, as many times as she mocked it up just in the video room to get a reference of where we’re at with the animation, to see that come together with her and her 100 percent energy and all the pyro effects, it was insane.”
Perhaps most impressive, Beyoncé did the entire performance without the help of a reference screen, like the ones a weatherman uses to pinpoint where it’s raining. “She is an absolute monster, she nailed all of her walks — she just knows it,” Kenzo says. “Her muscle memory, her performance, she doesn’t need guides. She just needs to practice it a couple times and it’s done. There was no visual guide. Her eye line was straight into the crowd, engaging the crowd. That’s just her amazing abilities as a performer.”
Kenzo admits that Beyoncé’s team was initially inspired by a similar performance by Italian singer Lorella Cuccarini. “[The Cuccarini artists] are awesome and do incredible work as well, but there are a lot of different inspirations for where our piece came from,” he said. “That’s the thing, it’s very simplistic. If anything, it’s a great example of how great of a performer Beyoncé is.
It’s just a bare white screen. It’s a technique in video art since the ’80s in terms of frontal projection and interactive things. That’s really nothing new. It’s not even a new technology. It’s just an incredibly simple, awesome storytelling device, and with a performer like Beyoncé it becomes incredibly powerful.”