January 22, 2015

‘Dance Dance Asia: Crossing the movements’: Unfolding the Asian tour

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    So much talent on one stage.

    Dance concerts are very atypical in the Philippines and it’s fortunate to have something like this in a country whose love for dance and music are reigning supreme.

    Everyone at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza Makati was in awed by the show-stopping performances of the three Japanese dance crews last Jan 17 & 18. The s**t kingz, Tokyo Gegegay and TAPDANCERIZE keeps audiences on their toes during their kick off concert in the Philippines.

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    The show opened with TAPDANCERIZE which features three tap dancers: Yuri Uragami, Gunjo and Satomi Toma and are accompanied by 4 instrumentalists. Each of the three members had their solo performance that showcases their unique approach of tap dancing. The whole performance consists of so many elements like ballet, jazz, break dance and soul dance. The 30 minutes set ended with people rising to their feet.

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    The second performer is the Tokyo Gegegay, the group’s theme for the show is “It’s a Gegegay World – Konnichiwa! Arigatou! Gay!”. This group definitely entertained and wow-ed the fans with their school theme in their usual dark Tokyo Gegegay fashion. The impressive interpretation of dance fused with dark comedy kept our eyes glued to the stage.

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    The last and most awaited performance was from the s**t kingz with “Sk show”. This group was victorious in the dance contest “Body Rock,” held in California, two years in a row. They have worked with top artists Daichi Miura, SHINEE, EXO and Mariah Carey. They performed a collection of their earlier routines through the years. The quartet showed us their version of lyrical hip hop which made the auditorium extremely entertained.

    About Dance Dance Asia:

    The Japan Foundation Asia Center starts a long-term ASEAN project named “Dance Dance Asia” from 2015 to support the exchange and collaboration of Asian regional dance companies / dancers that are based on street dance, including not only hip-hop but variety of genres such as jazz dance, contemporary dance, etc.

    DANCE DANCE ASIA will travel to three other Southeast Asian cities in the next months to showcase their talents and promote exchange and collaboration among street dance groups in the ASEAN region.

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Duration: Wednesday 4 – Monday 9 February 2015

    Performance: Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 February 2015

    Venue: klpac

    Performers:

    Wrecking Machine

    Time Machine

    Blue Tokyo

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Duration: Wednesday 11 – Monday 16 March 2015

    Performance: Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 March 2015

    Venue: Youth Theatre

    Performers

    Memorable Moment

    Moreno Funk Sixers

    90’s

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Duration: Wednesday 25 – Monday 30 March 2015

    Performance: Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 March 2015

    Venue: M Theater

    Performers

    Umebou

    Tokyo Ga-Ga-Gay

    90’s

    Congratulations to The Japan Foundation-Manila for a very successful show!

               
               
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