Similarity Between Beyonce and Lorella's Performances Explained


Similarity Between Beyonce and Lorella's Performances Explained


Although the initial inspiration of Beyonce Knowles' BMAs performance is Lorella's, 'there are a lot of different inspirations for where our piece came from,' says the graphic director.

In response to allegation that Beyonce Knowles ripped off Italian artist Lorella Cuccarini's concept for her Billboard Music Awards performance, Kenzo Digital who is the media artist and film director behind those graphic visuals broke his silence. Beyonce's team indeed was initially inspired by Lorella, "but there are a lot of different inspirations for where our piece came from," he told The Amp.

"That's the thing, it's very simplistic," he continued his defensive statement. "If anything, it's a great example of how great of a performer Beyonce is. It's just a bare white screen. It's a technique in video art since the '80s in terms of frontal projection and interactive things. That's really nothing new. It's not even a new technology. It's just an incredibly simple, awesome storytelling device, and with a performer like Beyonce it becomes incredibly powerful."

Talking about the May 22 performance, Kenzo said the "Run the World (Girls)" singer nailed it. "Beyonce has such an incredible work ethic and vision, and you really couldn't ask for a better collaborator in terms of the performing side of things as well. She killed it," he gushed. "When I saw that thing come out live, I was absolutely and completely blown away."

"As many times as she had rehearsed, as many times as she mocked it up just in the video room to get a reference of where we're at with the animation, to see that come together with her and her 100 percent energy and all the pyro effects, it was insane."

"She is an absolute monster, she nailed all of her walks -- she just knows it," Kenzo stated. "Her muscle memory, her performance, she doesn't need guides. She just needs to practice it a couple times and it's done. There was no visual guide. Her eye line was straight into the crowd, engaging the crowd. That's just her amazing abilities as a performer."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Comments

  •  
    jb
    May 26, 2011

    That right!!!it fine worker Go Beyonce...

  •  
    nferno
    May 25, 2011

    blah blah, it's not about technique, it's about the same stylization of imagery. the clones, the wings, etc., it's all the same. it's sad really.

  •  
    Sherry
    May 25, 2011

    People should do research before accusing someone of ripping off another artist. This is an old technique that's been used by many artists before Beyonce, before Lorella. And used heavily by Japanese artists. Someone was a little too thirsty to discredit Beyonce before they did their research. This witch hunt of artists every time they release a product being accused of rip offs is getting old.

  •  
    Real
    May 24, 2011

    As others posted earler...this IS an old technique,and both can use it...Beyonce was considerably better though!

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Report: Drake Is Actually Gay and His Rihanna Romance Is Fake
  2. Angelina Jolie Found Photos of Selena Gomez and Other Women on Brad Pitt's Phone?
  3. Audrina Patridge Shares Sweet Photo of Her Breastfeeding Her Daughter
  4. Justin Bieber Is Reportedly Pursuing Pamela Anderson
  5. Did Faith Evans Just Expose Her Vagina in Front of the Crowd? See the Evidence!
  6. Rob Kardashian Tweets Kylie's Number as He Blasts His Family for Snubbing Blac Chyna
  7. Angelina Jolie Reportedly Turns to Johnny Depp Amid Brad Pitt Divorce
  8. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Do Have a Pre-Nup. So, Who's the Big Winner?
  9. Taylor Swift Debuts New Haircut, Parties With Gwyneth Paltrow, Mick Jagger at Liberty Ross' Birthday
  10. Report: Taylor Swift Is Pursuing Prince Harry After Tom Hiddleston Split

CELEBS PHOTO