Christine and the Queens Perform Contrasting Comme si Choreography Live and in Music Video

“Christine and the Queens – Comme si (Official Music Video)”

Here’s the new music video from Christine and the Queens for the single Comme si off her 2018 album Chris. Like virtually all of her work it features choreography. Someone named Cyborg has the choreography credits but I have not discovered more about this entity. Write me at clyde(at)dance(dot)land if there’s anything online you know about this choreographer.

Héloïse Letissier is basically the band though she works with a lot of people to create her music, videos and stage act. That includes some really great choreographers but a lot of her early work comes out of her own improvisational dance creations and the influence of such artists as Michael Jackson and Pina Bausch. As she said in 20176:

“I’m kind of obsessed with Pina Bausch precisely for the language she invented with the hands. She’s worked on how expressive and volatile the hands can be, and I was quite obsessed at that point with the hand gestures of the mudras as well, in Indian dancing, where a hand can express a word…I like the idea of working on the extremities. And I always use my hands when I’m singing — it’s like a punctuation.”

“Christine And The Queens Perform Comme si on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Here’s a live version of the song Comme si with a group of dancers and choreography by (LA)HORDE. This is quite a different take on the choreographic potential of the song.

“The choreography was created by (La) Horde, a collective from Paris with a growing reputation for interdisciplinary dance productions on both stage and screen…This eclecticism is reflected in the cast of dancers, a group that includes performers from contemporary dance, acrobatics, commercial dance, as well as a former BalletBoyz company member.”

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a PhD in Cultural Studies from OSU and performs improvisational dance in Working Sessions.