Jongmin trying to cover K-pop dance [Happy Together/2020.02.06]On February 7, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
I loved it. Jongmin, I hear that you can copy choreography after seeing it once. I used to be able to copy most of the moves. As you know, he used to be a professional dancer. He used to be a singer. He’s an outstanding dancer. But the dances nowadays and those from back then… (He used to be Mr. V.) (Now, he’s active as Koyote’s leader and main dancer.) (He’ll show us just how good of a dancer he is.) But the dances nowadays and those from back then are different. Exactly. Choreography from the 90s and choreography these days – have different lines. / – What are the differences? – The dynamics are different. / – Exactly. Anyway, they’re nothing alike. – In the 90s, the moves were big. / – Right. We’d spread out our limbs excessively. – What? / – Is that a voice impression? – A voice impression? / – Of Song Kangho. – “So…” / – It went like this. – Back in the 90s. / – That’s right. – Exactly. / – That’s how it was. – Like this. / – I remember now. Meanwhile, recent dance moves are all about splitting the beat. Like this. – That’s right. / – The moves are shorter and smaller. My body moves to what I see. – Sounds good. / – Really? You’ll copy the moves after seeing it once? – Right. / – Let’s go. (“First Love” by Clon was a huge hit in 2000.) (He copies the moves in real-time.) – The hands! / – It’s exactly the same. (It takes him some time though.) How about this one? (The bible of choreography nowadays) (“FIRE” by BTS) (Jongmin begins to copy the choreography.) Are you good? This is “FIRE” by BTS. Can you dance the moves? (Flinching) He’s not doing anything. – What is this? / – He’s not doing anything. (Has the copying machine ran out of ink?) Even I can do those moves. It’s “Psycho” by Red Velvet. (The items to copy are backed up.) It’s “Psycho” by Red Velvet. (Hesitant) – Seriously? / – What on earth? He can’t do it properly. He isn’t good with recent choreography. (He’s just flapping like a fool.) – Hold on. / – Really? – He’s just old, that’s all. / – Jongmin. You can only dance to the oldies. The ones that he already knows the moves to. You couldn’t even dance to “FIRE”. When BTS’ song came out… – Even I can do that. / – But… – The moves were new to me. / – I know. We’ll let you see BTS’ choreography once more. – Try again. / – Just the song by BTS. (BTS is currently the world’s hottest boy band.) (Jongmin was Koyote’s proud main dancer.) (He’s doing better since he saw it earlier.) (When BTS chops up the beat and jumps,) (human copying machine Jongmin…) (Hopping) (I can’t watch this anymore.) What on earth was that? This is what you get for gathering fools. (This is what you get for gathering fools.) – This is how we are. / – Right. – How is this wrong? / – He’s right. If he had done it, he wouldn’t be a fool. Jongmin showed us exactly how he is. – He’s truly a fool. / – Hold on though. You still managed to dance to the old songs. – Jongmin. / – Yes? What would you consider as the reason for failure? – Why weren’t you able to dance? / – What? I’ve never seen it before. I guess that affected his ability. Then why did you tell the writers that you could copy the moves? I used to be able to. You said you could copy any dance moves. – That should include new moves. / – Exactly.