The English National Ballet have choreographed an original performance to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody to celebrate the song’s 40th anniversary.
Here, ELLE can exclusively reveal the mesmerising performance, choreographed by James Streeter, a soloist at the English National Ballet (ENB) and executed to within an inch of perfection by Erina Takahashi (Lead Principal at ENB) and James Forbat (First Soloist at ENB).
Watch the video premier of these expert dancers moving to one of the most famous chart songs in history, in an extremely beautiful display of athletic and aesthetic prowess:
The song - a Great British masterclass in rock riffs and still perhaps the most iconic music videos of all time - turns 40 this year; and the video's festive release is perfect timing as Bohemian Rhapsody is the only song to ever be crowned Christmas #1 twice.
James Streeter said: 'Bohemian Rhapsody means a lot to me. I guess it was the start of my dancing career. To be asked to choreograph it was amazing.'
Erina said: 'The music gives me that energy and so that power comes naturally.'
You can watch the full performance below:
Words by Francesca Donovan