Choreographer JaQuel Knight on Queen & Freddie Mercury: He 'Literally Gave Everything He Had'


Choreographer JaQuel Knight's strikes have made their method to Beyoncé's stage, however he's drawn inspiration from those that got here earlier than Queen B for years -- and Queen is one which had him stomping and clapping with the beat lengthy earlier than "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" got here alongside.

To mark the Friday (Nov. 2) theatrical launch of Bohemian Rhapsody, the brand new movie that chronicles the rise of the world rock act earlier than their career-defining efficiency at Live Aid in 1985, Knight spoke on Freddie Mercury's affect as a performer and the way the movie captured that.

"From his confidence, to the best way he walked, to the best way he held the mic stand -- [he] embodied that," he says. "The distinction between good and nice is perception in your self. Bohemian Rhapsody, to me, it's about being free."

He goes on to spotlight Mercury's impression on him, personally, and why Queen's music lends itself so completely to spirited choreography.

"Freddie actually gave all the pieces he had each time he hit the stage, within the studio," Knight continues earlier than invoking "We Will Rock You," one in all Queen's biggest hits. "Freddie created issues that individuals had been afraid of. You have to have the ability to look worry immediately in its eyes, and also you're gonna create. I'm that very same manner... The concept of the stomp and claps is genius, since you need the viewers to be part of the present."

Watch Knight focus on Queen and Mercury's lasting impression -- and work by some killer choreography impressed by their music -- under.