Aotearoa choreographer Parris Goebel has shared photos with the bad gal herself, Rihanna, as the two prepare for the SuperBowl halftime show today.
“A little girl from Barbados and a little girl from New Zealand grew up into boss bitches and took over the Super Bowl halftime show together,” Parris wrote in an Instagram post, alongside some photos of her and Riri embracing and laughing. Parris is the director and choreographer of the highly anticipated performance.
“We far from home but we made it!!!! I love 4L - let’s do this sis,” she added.
Goebel also posted the pics to her Instagram story, thanking Rihanna for “choosing” her and saying that she’s “dreamed of this moment her whole life.”
Leshgo Parris! So awesome to see a Kiwi's work on the biggest stage in the world, in front of an audience of millions, alongside one of the most well-known artists on the planet. This isn't Parris' first rodeo though, as she choreographed J-Lo's Super Bowl halftime show in 2020.
Working alongside Rihanna is nothing new for Parris as well, having worked with Riri since 2016 with an Instagram selfie to prove it.
Parris has choreographed all of Rihanna’s ‘Savage x Fenty’ shows which aired on Amazon Prime, receiving Emmy nominations for the first three of them, and winning the award for the third one.
Back in 2020, Parris wrote that working on the Savage x Fenty shows has been life-changing and that Rihanna’s belief in her has done wonders for her career and confidence.
“Every year you push me as a creative and as a woman,” Goebel wrote. “ I had no idea that through these shows and the women i’ve crossed paths with...I would find myself. You just get me and I am so blessed for that. There isn’t a single moment I take for granted.”
Watch Parris and RiRi work their world-class magic at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL will be live-streaming the halftime show on their YouTube channel. The game’s coverage begins at 12:30 pm (NZT), so halftime will be around 2 to 3 pm.