The dance group Waveya is known for their YouTube videos showing them twerking to K-Pop hits like “Gangnam Style” but they’re broadening their horizons with a little classical music. Their latest music video features Antonín Dvořák’s “Symphony No. 9 Allegro con fuoco.”
The goal is to expose a new audience to classical music, which has a distinct lack of music videos explains an accompanying documentary.
“The point is not so much the images, but the images allow you to be taken up by the music, without realising it,” insists Frank Peters, a spokesperson for Belgium’s classical music festival B-classic. “And that’s the most important thing: by changing the context, you now have access to music that is perhaps one hundred years old, or even older, but that still sounds alive.”
B-Classic is encouraging others to make their own classical musical video and submit it for the Classical Comeback: a new music video format that combines the timeless emotion of classical music with the visual talent of a contemporary director.