UP10TION Dance Collection-REVISED!

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Newer male K-pop groups are increasing the complexity of their choreography. UP10TION, who debuted in 2015, features 10 members. This large group is gaining popularity for their execution of complex dance moves with precision. Find out more with the Revised UP10TION Dance Collection exhibit!

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iFans Update: Girls’ Generation (SNSD), Into the New World Remix Cover Dances

SNSD, Oh! Concept

SNSD, Oh! Concept

Originally published on KPK: Kpop Kollective on February 8, 2014

The iFans project rolls on with more cover dance!  The second section of the exhibit, Dance Like Everybody’s Watching: K-pop Cover Dances, features Girls’ Generation‘s “Into the New World Remix.”  Click HERE to view K-pop fans from around the world performing one of the most complicated dance routines by a girl group.

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Hallyu Harmony Update: APeace

APeace

APeace

Originally published on KPK: Kpop Kollective on February 14, 2014

Hallyu Harmony: A Cultural History of Kpop is a digital humanities project that traces connections among the artists and groups across genres, generations and geographies through visuals, music and choreography.  The first exhibit, Seo Taiji: President of Culture, explores the reasons why Seo Taiji is considered the pioneer of contemporary K-pop.  The current exhibit under construction, Move the Crowd: Choreography and K-pop, explores an other key aspect of K-pop: dance. APeace is the first page in the first section of this exhibit, Star Array: Dance and the Large K-pop Group.  With 21 members, APeace is one of the largest K-pop groups. See how they use their numbers in choreography here.

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Hallyu Harmony Update: Super Junior, It’s You Dance Version

Super Junior

Super Junior

Originally published on KPK: Kpop Kollective June 30, 2014

The choreography for “It’s You” demonstrates several strategies that showcase the dance moves of the 11 members of Super Junior featured in this video. The video uses the large number of members, repeatedly breaking them up into smaller groups to perform choreography and punctuating the overall choreography with synchronized dancing and individualized performances. . . . Read more and see video at Hallyu Harmony.

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“Super Junior, Don’t Don Concept (Kpop Hotline),” Hallyu Harmony, accessed July 14, 2014, http://kpop.omeka.net/items/show/115.