Twerking Goes Classical and Raises Eyebrows [VIDEO]
As hard as this might be to believe, there’s a Belgian music festival that’s made a video featuring women twerking to classical music with the hope of exposing the music to a new audience. Say what?!?
Musical Toronto posted the video yesterday with a headline that read, “Classical music festival goes too far with tasteless Twerking video.” Article author Michael Vincent wrote, “Watching this makes me wonder what this festival was thinking? I’d hazard a guess: classical music can be just as cool and has as pop music. But my impression is that it comes across as hollow and trashy.”
The video features five women dancing provocatively to Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 9 Allegro con fuoco.” At the end of the video, those watching are reminded, “You just listened to 3 minutes of classical music.”
I don’t know about you, but I think if it takes twerking to get people to listen to classical music, then we’ve failed.