Music creative and CEO Beyoncé has put the exclamation point on her widely-praised “Renaissance World Tour” with the release “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé,” a film that was premiered at a red-carpet event in Los Angeles and will open at U.S. theaters on November 30, 2023. The Renaissance album was released in July 2022, and the film acts as a stand of sorts for the videos that fans anticipated but were never delivered.
More so than any other behind-the-scenes moment, fans are buzzing over information revealed about Beyoncé’s decision to allow her 11-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter perform as a backup dancer during “My Power” and “Black Parade.”
In the video, it’s revealed that when Blue initially expressed a wish to perform, Beyoncé was not onboard but eventually gave her okay, agreeing to her to make a solitary appearance during the May 26th concert in Paris. As Beyoncé feared, Blue went online after her performance and encountered comments criticizing her dance skills. She was impressed, however, that instead of giving up, she redoubled her efforts and dedicated herself to improving her skills.
Just as she was a fan favorite as a performer, Blue also pops up in the film as the perfect foil to her superstar mothers. Throughout, she provides her opinions, takes that are often amusing only because they’re so unvarnished and lacking the usual deference extended to her mother.
Beyoncé also let’s fans in on her recovery from a knee energy (providing some clarity on what was thought to be an ankle injury), visits her hometown Houston where she has an oh-so-brief reunion with original Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams as well as LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson, both of whom were kicked out of the group when they pushed for new management.
Check out the official trailer for “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé below.