Hip-hoppin to chopin

It’s not the first time that Chopin’s music has been appropriated for dance. In 1909,  Glazunov orchestrated the music of Chopin with choreography by Fokine and created the short non-narrative ballet Les Sylphides.

In 2012, pianist Lang-Lang has collaborated with Dubstepper Marquese “Nonstop” Scott  to create a performance that combines Chopin’s   Etude Op 25 No 12, ‘Ocean’ with the dance form that originated in the South London backstreets of the 1990s. The Californian born You Tube phenomenon Marquese “Nonstop” Scott executes graceful glides and shuffles mirroring the undulating melody of Chopins’s piano work brilliantly performed by Lang-Lang.

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