Tag: k-pop

The Art of the K-pop Dance Cover

The catchiness of K-pop choreography has sparked a subculture of fans learning the dances and sharing their covers on the internet. “It’s the biggest compliment and testament to what we’re doing that people are taking the time out of their lives to explore this passion,” says choreographer Kiel Tutin, who gets tagged in dozens of […]

K-pop's Love Affair With Dance

At the last KCON New York, a convention for South Korean pop music and culture, one of the most popular events didn’t include any K-pop stars. Instead, when the music started and the room erupted into ecstatic cheering, it was the fans themselves who stepped forward to perform—swaying their hips, twirling their arms and waving […]

BTS Releases Dance-Filled Art Film for New Song, "Black Swan"

The South Korean pop juggernaut BTS has released an art film packed with dance for “Black Swan,” the first single promoting its upcoming album Map of the Soul: 7. The video opens with the Martha Graham quote, “A dancer dies twice—once when they stop dancing, and this first death is the more painful.” This intro […]

Meet Sienna Lalau, the 19-Year-Old Who Has Choreographed for K-Pop Superstars BTS

“Dionysus” by superstar boy group BTS arguably boasts some of the band’s most intense choreography. Performance and dance practice videos have garnered millions of YouTube views. The hit’s dynamic, yet sinuous movement is the brainchild not of an industry veteran, but of 19-year-old phenom Sienna Lalau, a K-pop-fan-turned-celebrity-choreographer. Lalau gained national recognition through her work […]