Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui choreographed Beyoncé Grammy performance

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The artistic director of the Royal Ballet Flanders choreographed Beyoncé’s nine-minute performance at the weekend’s Grammy Awards

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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, the artistic director of the Royal Ballet Flanders, choreographed American pop singer Beyoncé’s much-lauded performance at the Grammy Awards last weekend. The singer was nominated for nine Grammys this year – a record for a female music artist. She won two of the nine – for Best Urban Album and Best Video clip.

Cherkaoui worked with Beyoncé, who is about three months pregnant, on the choreography for her songs “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” from her album Lemonade. The performance garnered rave reviews, with USA Today writing: “Her visual presentation was in a completely different class from anything else at the Grammys so far this year, or most other years.”

Cherkaoui worked with Beyoncé for the first time last year on choreography for her performance at a benefit concert for the streaming website Tidal.

Photo courtesy beyonce.com