Since when did he have black hair?
when SM announced their newfound relationship with dancer and choreographer Tony Testa, I was jittery with excitement. However, as the years have passed, that enthusiasm has deteriorated completely. It’s come to the point that at the announcement of any SM artist comeback, I’ve come to dread the news of choreographer behind it, in fear that it will be him.
whoa someone else agrees with me on this topic. he really does come up with a lot of over-literal shit that might sound clever on paper but in performance comes off as extremely awkward and, much worse, is often unnecessarily taxing of the performers’ abilities. like i get that everyone in fandom creams themselves over idols dancing with injuries/illness and shinee fans especially seem to love the cyborg stuff (how deeply convenient for shinee’s corporate bosses) but come the fuck on already.
"Essentially, it refers to the persistent use of electronic dance tracks, with visually interesting concepts and choreography, to pair and thus puts the performance aspect over other such things as lyrical nuance or musical experimentation. It’s the perfect idea for a company that has so many groups; it shows their little desire to be creative, versus their means to capitalize on the visual aspect of K-pop."
Wait, this whole thing just put into words the reason why I was willing to learn Sherlock within two months of its release and was exhausted just studying two eight-counts of Everybody and haven’t touched it ever since (and don’t even get me started on catch me and wolf. i hated wolf when i first saw it and it still makes me cringe even though i’ve gotten used to it). i honestly thought i was too out of shape to keep up, or i just lost inspiration. now i realized why i lost that inspiration.
actually, as fun as sherlock is, all of the movements require a lot of bursts of energy, almost like punches. yeah… that’s actually appropriate, i felt like had to punch as hard as i could for every count so that the dance looks semi-decent. I know testa’s choreography might look cool, but i want to have fun, not be frustrated when it’s out of my physical abilities.
call me biased, but bring me back my nappytabs and rino nakasone and nick bass and even lisette bustamante choreo, sm. fans love copying kpop choreography, and i don’t want to see the average dancer on youtube struggling and not enjoying themselves, or even hurting themselves in the process.
and now im worrying abt exo-overdose choreo, you know that unnecessary pyramid pose thing :/
The ABCs of Chansoo: C for Close up Cameraman!
Because Chanyeol’s self camera somehow always features some interesting camera angles of Kyungsoo…
The ABCs of Chansoo: A for Affection!
It may seem like Chanyeol’s always teasing and Kyungsoo’s always retaliating, but it’s hard to deny their cute way of caring for each other.
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