In her video for "Run The World (Girls)," debuted on last night's American Idol broadcast, Beyonce's dressed in architectural gold shoes, yellow spandex evening wear, combat boots. The setting is vaguely Middle Eastern and so are a good chunk of her backup dancers, but the focus is a culture of B's own imagination. Her best dancing is when she's in the sand, doing yoga inversions. The weirdest dancing is in the first scene, where it appears she's preparing to face off with stiff-torso and wily-legs grandpas at the end of a Turkish wedding. The rest of the dancing may have been done better by Ciara. At culmination, Bey amasses an army of swagged-out ovaries. Together they prepare to face an all-male squad. When they do, the meeting is non-violent.
Video: Beyonce, “Run The World (Girls)”
May 19, 2011