- Posted April 25, 2014 by
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What are you watching?
More than 2 million people saw this music video: twerking on... classical music!
The first in a series of music film clips aimed at giving classical music the same recognition as pop and rock – by combining the timeless emotion of classical music with the visual talents of a contemporary director.
Belgian director Raf Reyntjens, known for his work on music videos for Belgian electronics artist Stromae, was asked to direct a crew of female dancers -- in the seductive style of a K-Pop music video, to Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 Allegro Con Fuoco.
What better way to raise the profile of "invisible" classic music to a new crowd than with a sexy, high-energy clip, a la Psy?
More than 2 million people have been watching the clip on YouTube. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g10DqPbbUuw)
The clip is generating a huge buzz on the internet, not only because of the peculiar choreography but also because of the sexist comments and the debate on classical music for youngsters.