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Watch These Dancers Perform An Emotional Routine By The Ocean Set To 'Let It Be'

A song originally performed by The Beatles.

In 1970, The Beatles released their song, "Let It Be," and it became one of their greatest hits. Paul McCartney — who co-penned the song with John Lennon — wrote it with inspiration from his mother:

"McCartney's opening lines — 'When I find myself in times of trouble/Mother Mary comes to me' — were based on a dream in which his own late mother, Mary, offered solace, assuring him that everything would turn out fine," Rolling Stone reports. "I'm not sure if she used the words 'Let it be,' '' McCartney said, 'but that was the gist of her advice."


Nearly 40 years later, Sony Pictures released the film Across the Universe, a musical about America in the '60s with a soundtrack made up of numerous Beatles tracks, including "With a Little Help From My Friends," "All My Loving," and "Let It Be."

Now, choreographers Alexandra Palmer and Kelsey Alexander continue to draw from the ever-inspiring Beatles music as well as the Across the Universe soundtrack by directing and choreographing a dance to "Let It Be." The performance is set on a beach with dancers Macey Alexander, Jazmine Burkett, Gracie Fraser, Missy Marion, and Coco Williams, among others. 

At the start of the video, one dancer can be seen making her way across the sand, tangled up in seemingly heavy ropes, before other dancers join in to help her carry them. The dancers continue through an emotion-filled performance, slowly releasing the first from her ropes. In the end, there's a vibrant release, and they all stand together, holding hands. 

You can check it all out in the video for DanceOn below:

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