Monday, October 8, 2012

Dance in music videos I. Ballet

I was quite surprised to see that there were not many blog posts collecting all the music videos which included dance. I am not talking about the dance style which can usually be seen in videos of pop, hip-hop, R&B songs; I'm talking about music videos which feature the artistic side of dance, or music videos which juxtapose completely different dance and music styles.
As I have found quite a number of videos that I would like to post here, and not all of them are strongly connected regarding what kind of dance they feature, I decided to write two posts - and of course I might add others later, should new dancey music videos appear on the horizon :) So, in this first post, I will list music videos which include ballet. Enjoy!

Florence and the Machine - Spectrum <3

Kanye West - Runaway

Kanye West  - Runaway (Full-length Film)

Shinedown - Second chance

Cheryl Cole - Promise this 
(okay it includes only a tiny section of ballet but I couldn't resist adding it to the list)

MGMT - It's working

My Chemical Romance - Helena (goth ballet ftw)

This one is a different kind of music video, it is purely instrumental. 
Polina Semionova's solo is accompanied by Herbert Grönemeyer's music.

Sonic Youth - Sunday

Oval - Ah! (awesome contemporary ballet)

Hurts - Better than love

Alessandra Ferri and Sting (one of my personal favourites)

That's all for now! My next post will either be another critique of one of the performances I have seen at L1dancefest, or another collection of music videos like these above.
Should there be a gorgeous music video featuring gorgeous ballet, let me know in a comment below!


  1. Congratulations! Wonderful selection! :)

  2. Thank you my dearest Donna Picsu! :) <3