The dancer wrote: "I'm sorry I don't bash artist! But I respect fellow creative artist...and don't like to use social media to promote some thing that can be perceived as negativity... BUT @beyonce you have the nerve to steal exact concepts n choreography from other real creative genius.. You stole from @breakingsurface you stole the stomping from #delaguarda @fuerzabrutanyc it's ok to be inspired but at least make the effort to make it your own.. Also @crazyhorseparis_official the saddle scene!! Let's keep it real people!!! #hideyourideas #hideyoureightcount #hideyourwater #hideallfrombeyonce #respectartist #breakingsurface #fuerzabrutanyc #delaguarda @gwynethlarsen @wmulholland AND PROPS TO MY FRIENDS THAT DID THE AERIAL!! Thanks @craigsmithnyc for the edit! Loll"
One commenter, who's also a dancer and goes by the username Cuchira
, agreed and wrote, "@little_mix_vocals_harmonies yup exactly the same to the tee. I have home footage of me performing it on off broadway. But it's also all over the web because De La Guarda was a huge successful off broadway show We were at the Daryl Roth theatre in union sq. for a VERY long time running. Just google "de la Guarda". It's unfortunate she doesn't use her fame to bring love and attention to artists. As artists it's important to respect each other and share. Much love."
It's likely that Beyoncé's choreography team pulled moves from videos or performances they once saw. But, as another commenter on the post pointed out, Beyoncé has a bit of a history with the choreography used by Fuerza Bruta.
In a Page Six story
from December 2009, the paper reports that "Beyoncé
took the interactive vibe of 'Fuerza Bruta: Look Up' to heart Saturday night, trying to learn the choreography during the high-energy dance spectacle’s 'murga' section, where dancers stomp on large platforms." So it does sound like Beyoncé is at least familiar
with the dance moves that were later incorporated into her tour choreography.
Starting around five minutes into the video from 2009, you can see the similar dance move in question. The screaming sequence is nearly identical, without the costumes of course.