Nico Archambault on Living For Love video, the Grammys
Dancer and choreographer Nico Archambault was interviewed by Canadian newspaper Journal de Montreal and revealed that he took part to the filming of the Living For Love video and was invited to be part of the Grammys performance in Los Angeles on February 8.
Nico told the newspaper how he was approached for the job by his friend choreographer Megan Lawson from Fanny Pack, who previously contributed to Madonna’s MDNA tour. And when Madonna calls, you would never say no, so Nico headed to New York in early January with a one day notice, in the middle of a snowstorm and no information at all on the project.
He eventually made it, and rehearsals started immediately. “Madonna attended the rehearsals every day,” he says. “She is very impressive, especially in terms of her physical shape. She does not do things by halves”.
About the video shoot, which took place over two days, Nico also told the Journal: “You can feel she is in control of everything that is happening, and she’s the one to have the last word. If she’s not satisfied, she is not afraid to set aside an idea or a concept and start over.”
Tous les jours, Madonna assistait aux répétitions. Elle est très impressionnante, surtout au niveau de sa forme physique. Elle ne fait pas les choses à moitié. On sent qu’elle est en contrôle de tout ce qui se passe, que c’est elle qui a le dernier mot. Si elle n’est pas satisfaite, elle n’a pas peur de mettre de côté une idée ou un concept et de recommencer à zéro.
Nico is now heading to California where rehearsals for the Grammys to begin on Sunday. “That’s the only thing I’m sure about. Then, we’ll be rehearsing from six to twelve hours a day, depending on how things will progress.”