After the buzz on her “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” video, and all the people who were posting their interpretations of the choreography, Beyoncé decided to create the “Single Ladies” dance video contest. So basically, people have to send their own versions the clip and adhere precisely to the iconic “Single Ladies” dance routine performed by Bee and her two dancers.
The grand prize winner will receive $2500 and have the winning video shown during Beyoncé’s “I Am…” World Tour 2009.
The contest is opened to all Beyoncé fans from 18-and-older in the United States, the UK and Japan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada (excluding Quebec province), Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore and Switzerland.
The videos must be sent before March 6, 2009.
We have to say that even if this video became a real phenomenon, Beyoncé’s choreographers did not create the whole dance routine. A video from the sixties of Gwen Verdon, choreographer M. Fosse’s wife, inspired them. To see it in real, press play!
Beyoncé – Single Ladies + original Gwen Verdon – mytrace