May 11, 2011 19:00

Radiohead's 'Lotus Flower' choreographer: 'Thom Yorke is an incredible dancer'

Royal Ballet's resident choreographer praises singer’s moves

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The choreographer behind Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's dancing in the band's 'Lotus Flower' video has hailed the singer as an "incredible dancer".

Some fans of the band believed that Yorke's dancing in the video was improvised. However Wayne McGregor, the resident choreographer at the Royal Ballet as well as the director of his own company, Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, said the performance was "absolutely choreographed".

"I've looked at the comments and it's really interesting, the debate that it's caused," he told Time Out. "Whether it is choreography, whether it's just someone dancing to music – all those things about authenticity of action, they’re all [questions] of authenticity we’re engaged in all the time."



McGregor – who also revealed that he became involved with the video at Yorke's request as the two share mutual friends – added: "I honestly think he’s an incredible dancer." The video is available to watch on YouTube.

Radiohead first released their latest album 'The King Of The Limbs' on February 18 as a digital download, while the physical 'newspaper album' was released on Monday following the CD release.

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