It was definitely a cattle call. Everybody and their mama was there. Anyone who heard about it could have really showed up. Typical Frank Gatson foolishess if you're familiar with his cattle call auditions for some of Bey's past projects giving people false hope knowing he won't really hire them. Trying to get the word out there that a new Bey project is about to drop. Dancers, models, waitresses, **** stars (Jeremy Copeland), etc. Example? The guy with the light eyes, Justin Walker, from BET's Baldwin Hills was there. Everyone there is not going to be in the video, so a lot of people there were probably salty. On top of that, when everyone left, they were told they'd be contacted directly if Frank wants to proceed with them for the shoot. Oop! LMAO. So, basically, that means anyone without an agent will probably not be doing the video. That's just the way these kind of situations work. So, with that out of the way, let's get to the good stuff.
My friend got there and there were like 200 or more people in the room. A lot of Bey's old dancers and probably every major dancer and choreographer you could think of. The song is called "Girl". The video is being directed by Francis Lawrence. He was also there. 8 or 9 choreographers contributed to the routine. Danielle Polanco and Luam were 2 of those choreographers. Beyonce was there of course going over the routine and they were figuring out which pieces of the choreography they would be showcasing in the music video. The theme of "Girl" is like a female empowerment/girl power type of song that is a definite club banger with Top 40/Worldly appeal. The beat is driven by a sample of a popular club song that a lot of you will probably recognize. There's a breakdown in the song that is described as absolutely ****ing disgustingly sick! Definitely an anthem in the style of her singing. My friend couldn't remember exact lyrics, but "Girl...girl....girl" is repeated a lot through out the song.
More on the choreography. No males will be dancing except these 2 African men that do this sick solo African intro with footwork at the top of the routine. There may be more, but at the meeting today only those 2 men were dancing. One of the choreographers was an African guy from an African dance company. Bey will have an army of like 100 or more girls. 20 of them will be doing the choreography with her and there will be like 100 of them behind her carrying sticks and marching. Men will be used as props and actors with the girls coming all in their faces and intimidating them. Again, the concept wasn't revealed so that's just connecting the dots with the choreography and small information that was given. It definitely looks like Bey will have an army or lesion of girls for one of the scenes that is presumably being shot on the 13th. Expect a full out dance number with lots of choreography.
Hopefully, my friend gets booked for the video. Everyone will be finding everything out in the next day or two.