Sixteen Dance Challenge

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Formerly part of Yfest (Esplanade’s festival for youth), Sixteen Dance 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 renowned masters of locking, Hilty and Bosch from Japan, stars of the Korean street dance scene Honey J, Z.Sun, as well as Yoon and Chocol, who will bring a unique combination of house and hip hop. They will select dancers to form three crews, who will work with them over the course of the programme.

These selected dancers will be mentored by the guest choreographers for 16 hours of rehearsals (four days, four hours each day), culminating in a performance at da:ns festival’s What’s Your Move? stage on 15 Oct 2016, Sat. If you love street dance, come attend this final showcase performed by the guest choreographers and their local crews for a night of fantastic choreography and thrilling dance moves.

Audition Details
9 Oct 2016, Sun
Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

Application deadline: 1 Oct 2016, Sat, 11.59pm

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Hilty and Bosch

Combining athleticism with superb musicality, the ‘Masters of Locking’, Hilty and Bosch is a two-man dance unit from Japan that has achieved international renown for their unique style and incredible acrobatic moves. Veterans in the dance scene, who have performed in more than 150 cities over 30 countries, they are also a viral sensation online, with their YouTube videos receiving over 25 million hits.

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Honey J and Z.Sun

The leader of the formidable Korean all-girl dance crew Purplow, Honey J is an established dancer and choreographer who has travelled throughout Korea and the region as a trainer, performer and judge. Choreographer and principal dancer to Jay Park, her unique style has also brought both herself and her crew numerous accolades.

With an impressive array of showcases, performances and competition titles under her belt, Z.Sun is a rising star in Korea’s street dance scene. One quarter of all-star dance crew Purplow, she is also principal dancer to Korean sensation Jay Park.

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Yoon and Chocol

Rising stars in Korea’s street dance scene and part of formidable all-girl crew Navy Melting Slide, Yoon and Chocol have taught, performed and competed in various platforms across Korea. At Sixteen this year, they will bring a unique mix of house and hiphop.

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