It’s a typical scenario: a YouTube video goes viral, perhaps through Facebook or Twitter. A news program might pick up on it, using the clip as a cute segue between news stories or commercial breaks. More people find out about it, the video accrues more hits and the cycle continues.
There isn’t usually a modern dance company involved, though.
Choreographer Shena Tschofen was inspired by a particular video that was hugely popular around this time a year ago. She and a small company of dancers reinterpreted the video, called “Cows and cows and cows,” in a live-stage piece that does the impossible by making the original clip just a little bit weirder.
The original video is below. Follow the link here for Tschofen’s version from CBS News.
If you have any experience with reinterpretations of animated works, choreographers with crazy ideas or head-bobbing bovines, feel free to share in the comments below.