A Belgian music festival has made a video featuring female dancers twerking to classical music with the hope of exposing the music to a new audience, but not everyone approves.
Musical Toronto posted a piece on Monday with the headline, "Classical music festival goes too far with tasteless Twerking video." In the post, Michael Vincent writes, "Watching this makes me wonder what this festival was thinking? I'd hazard a guess: classical music can be just as cool and has as pop music. But my impression is that it comes across as hollow and trashy."
The video in question features five females dancing provocatively -- in a number of different costumes -- to Dvorak's "Symphony No. 9 Allegro con fuoco." At the conclusion of the clip, viewers are reminded, "You just listened to 3 minutes of classical music." Vincent writes, "I'm not so sure about that."
Source: Musical Toronto