Fedde le Grand gets behind the first-ever dance music ballet
Fedde le Grand has been rather quiet as of late. In between dropping a handful of remixes and original productions throughout late 2014, little did we know that the Dutch producer was scheming to tap into the performing arts. Last week, the world saw its very first ballet curated by a world-renowned DJ — a live performance accompanied by original dance music.
The sold-out show premiered at Amsterdam’s Royal Dutch Theatre, in which one reviewer recounted it as: “Fedde lay down a groove of standard tech-house, pausing between tracks as various ballet dancers disappear and return in different outfits.” Though described as a “weird” arrangement, particularly as he graced center stage while ballet dancers performed around him, it is possible that others will catch on to Fedde’s push for a more sophisticated dance music experience. As fans begin to tire of the club and festival scene, tech-house ballets may just become the newest trend.
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