How Long After Giving Birth to the Twins Did Beyonce Start Rehearsing for Coachella?
It’s not easy being one of the most impactful and influential artists in the world. With her live performances and her Emmy award-nominated documentary film, Beyoncé proves once again she truly is Queen Bey. Just how long after giving birth to her twins, Rumi and Sir, did Beyoncé start rehearsing for Coachella? Here’s what we learned from Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé.
Beyoncé gave her own homecoming performance, by headlining Coachella in 2018
There were multiple aspects that went into the theatrical Homecoming performance — from the staging to the music to the visuals to the costumes. According to the Hollywood Reporter, roughly 1000 costumes had to be created for a cast of over 200 dancers, singers, and a marching band.
As the first black female artist to headline Coachella, Beyoncé explained in her documentary the hardships of giving an iconic and monumental performance. The documentary, Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, premiered on Netflix earlier in 2019. An album of the live performance also appeared on Spotify, along with Beyoncé’s album, Lemonade.
The singer discussed training for her Coachella performance during ‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’
Beyoncé discussed the hardships of training for her Coachella performance during her documentary, Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé. This documentary, while it highlighted the live performance, also showed the behind the scenes of her groundbreaking production.
While she does not give an exact date when practice began, Beyoncé shows a countdown of rehearsals leading up to the Coachella performance. For someone who just gave birth to twins, the rehearsals were sometimes challenging for the artist.
“In the beginning, it was so many muscle spasms and, just internally, my body was not connected,” the performer explains. “My mind was not there. My mind wanted to be with my children. What people don’t see is the sacrifice.”
“Just trying to figure out how to balance being a mother of a 6-year-old and of twins that need me, and giving myself creatively and physically. It was a lot to juggle,” she said. “I definitely pushed myself further than I knew I could, and I learned a valuable lesson: I will never, never push myself that far again.”
‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’ is nominated at this year’s Emmy Awards
In true Beyoncé fashion, this artist is expected to walk away with a handful of awards at this year’s Emmy Award ceremony. Homecoming earned six Emmy Award nominations, making it the second production by Beyoncé to earn Emmy nominations. Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album, entitled Lemonade, was nominated for two Emmys, including Variety Special and Variety Special Directing.
Additionally, the artist has a deal with Netflix and is expected to release two more films within the upcoming years. Some speculate that Beyoncé could reach EGOT status, within her career, especially thanks to her song “Spirit,” from Disney’s The Lion King. The singer does not have any Tony Awards or any Tony Award nominations. Not yet, anyway.
The Emmy Awards premieres live on Sept. 22, 2019. Homecoming: The Live Album is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and most major music platforms.