Choreographer reveals what it was like to work with Beyonce, Jay-Z

Beyonce and Jay-Z –AFP/Getty Images, file

He had to keep it all secret.

Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui was finishing up previews on his latest project, “Jagged Little Pill’’ at the American Repertory Theater, when he got the summons:Beyonce and Jay-Z wanted him to jet to Paris for an artistic consult.

Fast forward a few weeks to Saturday, June 16, when the Carters released their surprise nine-track album, “Everything Is Love,’’ and it all makes sense.

Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui —Courtesy ART