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Bohemian Rhapsody: Ballet dancers perform to Queen song for 40th anniversary

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It’s not the fandango, but dancers from the English National Ballet have choreographed their own enthralling routine to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” in honor of the song’s 40th anniversary.

Erina Takahashi and James Forbat are the dancers strutting their stuff in the video, which was posted to Queen’s official YouTube channel. The former dances as Clara in the English National Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, while the latter plays the eponymous Nutcracker.

The Ballet isn’t the only group offering their take on the Queen classic; a string quartet for the Royal Academy of Music and the Trinity Boys Choir composed their own arrangements of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The quartet’s rendition was composed by academy composition alumnus Charlie Piper and performed by violinists Kate Oswin and Alicia Berendse, violist Behn Quartet Lydia Abell, and cellist Ghislaine McMullin. 

See all three takes in the videos above.