When Queen Bey summons you, you cancel your other plans and oblige.
“Jagged Little Pill” choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui did just that, missing a few previews of the American Repertory Theater production in Cambridge to fly to Paris to choreograph a new music video for Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
Talk about being in demand.
The celebrated choreographer — winner of the Olivier Award and Kairos Prize — left Cambridge for Paris on May 10.
Aside from being a surprise to the world, the music video for “Apes**t” is stunning in its own right, as it was filmed inside the Louvre, staged in front of some of the world’s most famous artworks including the “Mona Lisa,” the “Coronation of Napoleon,” and “The Great Sphinx of Tanis,” to name a few.
A Belgian dancer and choreographer, Cherkaoui was discovered as a teenager and has since made over 50 choreographed pieces and worked on the London production of “Hamlet,” featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, and the film “Anna Karenina,” featuring Keira Knightley and Jude Law.
“Jagged Little Pill” began performances at the ART on May 5 and is currently scheduled to run through July 15. Cherkaoui will also be in Becket this summer with his dance company Eastmanat Jacob’s Pillow July 11-15.