Beyonce Facing Plagiarism Accusations Over Countdown Video

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October 9, 2011 | 9:15pm EST

Beyonce is facing fresh allegations she plagiarised a Belgian choreographer’s dance moves in her new music video Countdown.
The superstar premiered the song in America on Thursday and has been accused of copying a routine from two of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s productions, according to

Writing in a Danish blog, Keersmaeker says, “I didn’t know anything about this. I’m not mad, but this is plagiarism… This is stealing. They took pieces from Achterland and Rosas danst Rosas.

“It’s a bit rude, I must say. What’s rude about it is that they don’t even bother about hiding it. They seem to think they could do it because it’s a famous work… Am I honored? Look, I’ve seen local school kids doing this. That’s a lot more beautiful.”