Mega-props to the choreographers (assuming Svetlana Kostantinova, Philippe Decouflé, Danielle Polanco and Frank Gatson?) who staged Beyonce’s show-stopping medley before accepting the 2014 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at MTV’s VMAs last night. The staging was outstanding in it’s creativity and execution.
From Rolling Stone:
The performance was flawless, seamlessly segueing between the slow ballads and upbeat tracks as each song was accompanied by perfectly executed choreography. This was Beyoncé at her best. There were no costume changes — she wore the same mosaic leotard the whole time — but the entire essence of her On the Run performances, right down to the backdrop videos, was brilliantly translated onto the VMA stage.
Beyoncé joins Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., Michael Jackson and other MTV icons as recipients of the Video Vanguard award.