Esplanade Presents | da:ns festival
Sixteen da:ns Challenge Showcase
Formerly part of Yfest (Esplanade’s festival for youth), Sixteen da:ns Challenge has found a new home in da:ns festival. The platform provides young street dancers the opportunity to learn from established international artists, develop fresh ideas and form new friendships through a series of workshops and rehearsals which culminate in a high energy showcase at da:ns festival.
Joining this year’s group of guest choreographers and dancers are popping extraordinaires, Poppin J and Popkun (Korea), O.G lockers Khan and Moon (Korea), and Vio and Dorocy of award-winning Korean dance crew Team Magnolia, who bring to the table their unique style of hip hop. Each pair will select dancers to form three crews to work with them over the course of the programme.
Selected dancers will be mentored by the guest choreographers over 16 hours of rehearsals (four hours over four consecutive days), which will culminate in a performance at da:ns festival’s What’s Your Move? stage on 21 Oct 2017, Sat.
If you love street dance, don’t miss this final showcase featuring electrifying performances by the guest choreographers and their local crews. Expect a night of fantastic choreography and thrilling dance moves.
About the guest choreographers
Poppin J and Popkun (Korea)
Constantly pushing the boundaries of popping, Poppin J and Popkun are veterans of the Korean dance scene. Part of the newly-formed popping super crew, World Fame Us, both have many international competition titles under their belt.
Khan and Moon (Korea)
No stranger to our shores, Locking Khan teams up with Moon to form the dance duo, Originality, one of the most formidable and established locking partnerships to come out of Korea. The runners-up in Season 2 of Korea’s Got Talent, they have been featured in commercials for Jill Stuart New York and SK Telecom (Korea), and have travelled the world as competitors, judges and performers.
Vio and Dorocy (Team Magnolia - Korea)
Part of the renowned Team Magnolia which took the dance world by storm, Vio and Dorocy bring to the table a unique musicality and technical proficiency. Growing from strength to strength, the award-winning crew recently won the championship titles of Feedback Korea 2016 and Arena 2017 (China).
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