Most People know Okay-pop by means of the worldwide boy band BTS. However some, just like the members of dance group Golden Hour, have journeyed deeper into the style to understand different artists.
What began in 2020 as a number of Okay-pop followers seeking an escape from the isolation of quarantine has turn out to be a neighborhood of greater than 40 mates who make their very own dance movies and carry out at native occasions.
“The primary efficiency for me was the BYU ‘Brigham’s Greatest’ expertise present, or one thing, they did that one time,” Golden Hour president Cambria Eastman stated.
Each month or so, Golden Hour members vote on 5 or 6 dances launched by Okay-pop teams with their songs. Leaders then arrange the dancers into totally different teams, and the rehearsing begins.
“So we study the complete dance as a bunch, we assign individuals, we attempt to study the lip-syncing and stuff, after which discover a location, movie it,” Eastman stated.
Studying that a lot choreography means the group rehearses for 2 hours twice every week, all on their very own time, with out getting paid. After a couple of month of follow and a costume rehearsal, they’re able to movie.
“So it’s sort of like an entire manufacturing,” Eastman stated.
The time and vitality these dancers put into their work begs the query: what attracts individuals to Okay-pop?
Some Golden Hour members level to the expertise within the business and the way excessive Okay-pop idols set the bar.
“The music movies are on similar to an entire different degree in comparison with, like, American music movies,” Golden Hour member Clara Ohran stated.
Others level to the neighborhood the music can create, even with full strangers.
“Irrespective of which Okay-pop group you want, it doesn’t matter what Okay-pop songs you want, anybody who is aware of something about Okay-pop will instantly join with you,” Golden Hour member Tessakiree Garber stated. “And I feel that brings us, as a neighborhood, collectively.”
Golden Hour members can attest to that bond, particularly after greater than two years dancing collectively, and hopefully many extra to return.