This piece from the 1930s, entitled “Dance of the Knights”, is a piece from Prokofiev’s score for a ballet version of Shakespeare’s famous work “Romeo + Juliet”. The piece has since been used hundreds of times over in film, television, fashion, and music. Bands including The Smiths, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Tears for Fears, and Muse have used the piece as their walk on music.
It was also famously used in the 1990 commercial for Chanel’s perfume, Egoiste, to great acclaim.
The music perfectly captures the mood of strong, handsome, and powerful men taking on the world. The piece is a little dark and moody; tough, but elegant – we thought it was the perfect piece to kick off the week, for everyone! So here goes.
This is Prokofiev’s “Dace of the Knights!
Would make a great song to listen to as you storm the sidewalks, and the tell the world who’s boss. . .
Hope you Enjoy!
It worked so well with the Egoiste ad. Brilliant.