South Korea is famous for its world-class professional dance choreographers and their dance videos achieve millions of views on social media. A lot of people from around the world follow them and cover their dances without attending their classes and that helped them to dance well.
It is known that dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body and is more than just moving body parts, it is a pathway of expressing your deepest inner thoughts.
Today, I will share a special interview with a famous dancer and choreographer. He is well known for his contemporary choreographies. He is Jay Kim, a dance choreographer from South Korea.
He was one of the most famous choreographer at 1Million Dance Studio. He also worked as a dance trainer & choreographer in K-Pop entertainment companies with famous idols such as : ” Jay Park , Taemin ( Shinee ) , Luhan ( former EXO member ) and The Boyz ” .
He shared his amazing choreographies with people through dance workshops around the world.
Voila the dialogue:
Aya : Thank you for your time. I’m so happy to make this interview with you. I love all of your choreographies. You really give me inspiration. Personally, I always practice your choreographies. It is really wonderful, so impressive, and touches my soul.
Aya : Q – At first, can you tell us who is Jay Kim?
Jay Kim : A – First, i would like to say thank you for giving me the chance to share my story and talk about this. Officially, Jay Kim is the stage name through which I can deliver my stories and emotions of my life to the audience as a dancer, choreographer. My real name is YoungJae Kim and I’m a normal person.
Aya : Q – ” When did you start dancing and How did you become a choreographer ? ” .
Jay Kim : A – ” I started dancing when i was 14 years old but i was a breakdancer for 8 years with my best friends .
when i was young , i always enjoyed the challenge . so when i was soldier ( 20 – 22 years old) I had auditioned with a member of the 1Million Dance Studio . When I ended my military service , I passed the audition , started the activity as a student of 1Million Dance Studio . a year later I started the activity as a choreographer ” .
Aya : Q – ” Is there someone Inspired you to become a dancer and choreographer ? ” .
Jay Kim : A – ” I just wanted to express my feelings and stories all the time , I had to find a dance style to express it freely ” .
Aya : Q – ” What is your favorite dance type ? ” .
Jay Kim : A – ” modern dance , ballet , jazz and Korean dance ” .
Aya : Q – ” can you choreograph any type of dance or does it have to be something you like ? ” .
Jay Kim : A – ” I can choreograph any type of dance but usually I focus more on timeless than on trends ” .
Aya : Q – ” How do you choreograph a dance when you listen to the music ? ~ how do you choose each move ? ” .
Jay Kim : A – ” When I Listen to the music , I always think about the meaning of the song , so i can express it by dancing .
Then I create a full image of the choreography , start creating the movement . however , I Try to express the lyrics of the song and check the whole flow ” .
Aya : Q – ” What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a professional choreographer ? ” .
Jay Kim : A – ” these days, many people can find good information they want on SNS , They just follow someone and don’t need a physical or mental training for dancing . If someone wants to be a Good Choreographer or Dancer , it’s must to think about who you are . in other words , following someone can’t make good results . Also they need a lot of new experiences and practice to express it ” .
Aya : – ” in December 2019 , You Ended a successful Dance Workshops Europe Tour ” .
Q – Are there any other projects upcoming in 2020 ?
Jay Kim : A – ” I’m going to show you a lot of choreographies I want to do and I will be working in various media ” .
Aya : Q – ” What are your goals and dreams for the future ? ” .
Jay Kim : A – ” I don’t want to say my dream is any job . i just want to be a good person for my precious people ” .
You Are Really a Good Person .Thank you So Much for This Amazing Interview , I wish to you All The Best , Success and All your Dreams Come True .