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article imageTwerking to classical music?

By W. Mark Dendy     Nov 25, 2013 in Entertainment
Chicago - It's not likely that you will see this act at the Metropolitan Opera House or the Kennedy Center, but the Video Music Awards would not be off limits for Chicago's burlesque queen, Maureen L'Amour's, “Butthoven” performance.
The 33-year-old international burlesque star, best known for her performances on America's Got Talent where she became a semi-finalist, recently added a new feather to her boa.
While the world was still reeling over Miley Cyrus's disturbing televised display of inappropriate behavior at the VMAs, L'Amour was already employing her glutes twerking to a different tune.
Twerking, defined by Wikipedia as  “a type of dancing in which the dancer, usually a woman, shakes her hips in an up-and-down bouncing motion, causing the dancer's buttocks to shake, 'wobble' and 'jiggle'“ is typically done to pop and dance music.
The dance seen by many adults as disgusting had become so popular among teens and young adults that in 2012, twerking was No. 7 on the top 10 list of Google search terms in Australia. Ahead of "twerking" on the list were "how to rock, breastfeed, change, squat, hypnotise and bulk."
L'Amour, not only known for her dancing, but also for her business sense, decided to capitalize on the phenomenon and came up with a unique idea — twerking to classical music.
A video of L'Amour's “Butthoven's 5th Symphony” recently went viral drawing media attention and the woman that has “been seen by more than 100 million people on five continents” au natural is once again in the limelight.
The video shows that L'Amour does have class as she walks on stage clad in a tuxedo jacket with tails, fishnet thigh highs, and a g-string adorned with a black bow tie. She enters the room without a word, lifts her coat tails as she takes a seat on a bench on stage, adjusts the music on the stand (which one can only assume has hash marks above the notes for when she twerks), and waits for the classical piece to begin.
The rest? Watch the video and see. A highly entertaining performance that has led some to see “twerking as an art rather than vile.”
Miley Cyrus. Eat your heart out!
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