Wed 2 Dec to Sat 9 Jan

Korean Dance Now: Yoon Jung Bae, the hidden contributor to the K-pop craze

Online Documentary


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Watch here on Wed 2 Dec from 7.30pm, available until 9 Jan 2021. Subtitles are available, please select on the video task bar.

Meet K-pop choreographer Yoon Jung Bae, the choreographer with the Midas touch!

Known for its addictive melodies, slick choreography, and production values, K-pop has become a global phenomenon. This documentary gives you a peek into the world of Yoon Jung Bae, the choreographer behind some of the high octane dance routines of K-pop's biggest bands including Brown Eyed Girls, T-ara and Kara and mentor on Korean television's K-pop  competition programme Produce.

See what it takes to nurture young performers, run a successful dance school and create pieces that 'grab your attention for three minutes’ time and time again. 

This short film celebrates the talent behind the K-pop craze, featuring rehearsal footage from the dance studio and Yoon Jung Bae's dance academy; clips from hit K-pop music videos;  exclusive interviews with Bae, singer LUNASOLAR and renowned choreographers Sung Deuk Son, Jun Hee Park, Tony An, and Chae-yeon from the group IZ*One; an insight into Bae's roles as a pioneer for choreographers' rights; and her plans for the future!

How to watch

Simply visit this page and tune in online on Wed 2 Dec at 7.30pm. The film will be available to watch until Thu 9 Jan 2021.

About Yoon Jung Bae

Award-winning dancer and choreographer Yoon Jung Bae has created some of the most memorable dance routines for K-pop bands including T-ara (Bo Peep Bo Peep), Kara (Mister), EXID (Up & Down) and Brown-Eyed Girls (Abracadabra). She became the first K-pop dancer to receive copyright fees when she appeared in the worldwide hit song Gentlemen by Psy and is an advocate for choreographers' rights.

Yoon Jung Bae is widely known as a mentor on Korean television's K-pop competition programme Produce and is the founder and CEO of choreographic team YAMA & HOTCHICKS Entertainment. Awards include the 2018 Grand Prize in the Korean choreography division and the 2015 Korea Public Culture Arts Award from the chancellor of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Find out more about Yoon Jung Bae on Facebook and Instagram.

Times: 7.30pm (BST)
Venue: Online

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