You merely can’t have an ideal Ok-pop comeback with out eye-catching choreography. With every passing 12 months, it’s develop into extra very important to the trade. Dance routines are wonderful for a wide range of causes, starting from intricate “how did they try this?!?” moments to easy level strikes that develop into fashionable touchstones. This record covers each of those extremes and all the pieces in between.
You recognize Seventeen has to make it on any choreography record, proper? This 12 months, my favourite routine wasn’t in assist of an precise title observe. Anybody‘s clear, stomping strikes lend the music tons of energy and reap the benefits of the group’s massive configuration.
From full group to soloist, Spider‘s choreography is all about Hoshi himself. The usage of props will at all times rating bonus factors from me, and Spider‘s bars give Hoshi the flexibility to hold and twirl and customarily compel viewers’ consideration.
Taking cues from the music’s Michael Jackson impressed idea, Black Mirror‘s choreography is a blast to look at. We’ve obtained moonwalking, wrist prospers and an indefatigable sense of showmanship. There’s simply a lot to see.
When compiling this record, I attempt to consider the purpose strikes that have been most iconic in 2021. ASAP‘s kneading (?) arm motion will definitely go down as a well-liked cowl dance for years to return, highlighting the music’s enjoyable, quirky power.
Burn It‘s choreo emphasizes every resounding thud of percussion throughout the observe. It’s a robust routine, but is aware of when to gradual issues all the way down to channel the emotion driving the melody. The purpose transfer within the refrain can be tremendous memorable.
ENHYPEN have already confirmed themselves a wonderful troupe of dancers, and exuberant choreo like Tamed-Dashed reinforces that. I like the distinction between angular and clean within the refrain, highlighted by an eye catching level transfer.
Unhealthy Love is constantly highly effective, and its choreography follows swimsuit. The eye is at all times on Key, with a collection of larger-than-life actions. However, it’s the commanding efficiency through the music’s refrain that actually seals the deal. It’s easy, memorable and really efficient.
Tail‘s routine beguiles with an method that feels impressed by burlesque. Sunmi is in every single place, crawling and weaving and at all times stealing the present. However, the “cat tail” leg formations vault this to a different stage fully, leading to memorable imagery that enhances the observe.
Not all of Subsequent Degree is tremendous compelling (there’s lots of fancy strolling), however none of that issues as a result of aespa delivered the level transfer of 2021. If this 12 months in Ok-pop will probably be remembered for something, it’ll be that arm-bending, face-framing hook. It’ll be copied for years by each idol on each selection present.
OnlyOneOf supplied essentially the most placing routine of 2021. Each side of this comeback constructed upon the music’s theme, temper and power, however libidO‘s no-holds-barred choreo finest illustrated its placing energy. From a threatening crawl to a forceful grasp, this was a dance too risqué to exist on weekly music reveals with out modifying. OnlyOneOf pull it off with good nature and a tongue-in-cheek glee that urges viewers to let down their guard and be a part of the bacchanal.