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Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ as a ballet is downright magnifico
After 40 long years, Queen’s epic is finally a ballet.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and to celebrate, the band’s YouTube channel partnered up with Erina Takahashi and James Forbat of the English National Ballet for something a little more highbrow than the car scene in Wayne’s World.
Clocking in at six minutes long, “Bohemian Rhapsody” has always been tough to dance to, but it turns out ballet is the perfect medium for addressing all the twists and turns the song takes. What better pairing for a guitar solo than a bunch of very hard-looking one-footed spins?
Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.