A video circulating today pieces together clips of Beyoncé's recently released "Countdown" video and the dance moves of Belgian choreographer Anne Tersa De Keersmaeker. Some — De Keersmaeker included — think the similarities are more than a coincidence, the Improper reports.

"I didn't know anything about this. I'm not mad, but this is plagiarism," De Keersmaeker told a Belgian website. "This is stealing. They took pieces from 'Achterland' and 'Rosas danst Rosas.'

"It's a bit rude, I must say. What's rude about it is that they don't even bother about hiding it. They seem to think they could do it because it's a famous work," she added.


The video's co-director, Adria Petty, admits that it contained "German modern-dance references," but Bey is only paying homage to the icons.

Check out the video here. Are the similar elements (like the old snap-your-head-up-and-sweep-your-hair-back move) simply part of the language of modern dance? Or does someone in Belgium deserve an apology from Beyoncé?

Read more at Popular Critic and the Improper.

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