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!