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Interview with the round-table discussion by professional dancer who leads the street dance scene!
2018.02.28

Kanagawa has a wonderful dance environment

– A great cheering came out with every performance, it was a final competition that showed great excitement. Please tell us your frank opinions.

【Okayoshi】 I heard that everyone is dancing with a lot of fever. I knew as if I had practiced practicing with feeling … … and I felt happy as a judge whether the feeling was shaken here as well. "I understand, I understand, I guess this is like dancing (laugh).

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[Mikako Kano] Also, I thought that I am envious. There were few such events in our time, and the place of presentation was limited in the first place.

【CRAZY SHIZUKA】 That is true. Speaking of contest at that time · · ·, "DANCE DELIGT" about? That's why it was precious to be able to show the results of my practice to an unspecified number of people. But now I have a lot of contests, so it is good.

【Okayoshi】 Among them, it is awesome to say "National High School Japan Avenue Street Dance Battle". Because, Kanagawa prefecture's support is held at the convention, and Kuroiwa governor came today. It is an unprecedented contest.

【CRAZYSHIZUKA】 I think it's wonderful!

[Mikako Kano] Yes. Dancing is meant to refine your own techniques, but the environment is also important to continue growing. Kanagawa prefecture is fulfilling and there is a charm.

– From the perspective of professionals, have you felt something in the student dance?

You are good at everyone. I'm practicing every day with club activities, I guess it is because I am seriously working towards a convention, but the level is high.

[DJ HIROKING] That's right. I feel like I've been practicing as a dancer that can produce results fairly. It is not selfishness, it means that there are teachers who advise properly. It's a smart environment, is not it?

In our era, I felt fumbling and explored the performance

– For students who want to learn dance, there is a better environment. On the contrary, is there anything different or concerned compared to everyone?

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【DJ HIROKING】 It may conflict with the story just before, but if you give it strong, is there something called "refined too much"? For example, hip hop, jazz hip hop, rocking, popping, breaking etc. · · · There are many themes in dance, but student's danceWhen I am watching it, I feel "from the beginning" I know. What I mean is that you are dancing, recognizing that "○ ○ dance is like this". In other words, I already know the type of each dance.

It probably is because I learn from the teacher, I think that it is easy to touch dance on YouTube etc, but for me it is "little felt" because of me. Because our environment was not fulfilling enough for our era, no matter what we did, we fumbled first. I was polishing techniques while thinking about trying to do or trying this each time. And with that repetition I think that there is today. But the era is also different from that time, I think that it is not good or bad · · ·, I feel that it is necessary for "adventure" origin. Even if it is a mistake as a result, it leads to growth, and there is also the possibility of becoming a large personality later on. "Oh, I have never seen such a dance" (laugh), if it is on the board, it is the best charm even if I become a professional.

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【Okayoshi】 I also agree with that. Although it may be a bit extreme, I think that it is not too late to learn molds firmly and to learn senior skills, even after becoming a professional. Because it is unnecessary to ask for it if you stand on the line. So, I would like you to work on that era, that is, dance that can only be a student.

【CRAZY SHIZUKA】 That's right. I try various things, I think that "playing heart" is a very important thing.

What I want to be aimed at attracting people with 1 count, "cool anyway" dance – I will ask CanDoo who was the chairperson of the special judge today. What kind of points are emphasized and did you choose the winning team this time?

[CanDoo] As I said earlier, I also emphasized what everyone was talking about. It is not something we have seen somewhere, or whether it is a performance that we thought out.

And another important emphasis was "Whether it is becoming like it or not". After all, the feeling of demonstrating the results of the exercise, the team that the shoulder power has entered too much was conspicuous. But it is obvious that it is a manifestation of serious dance. Among them, I focused on the team that "I felt that dance and music are united," rather than "to dance to take the sound of music". Even if it is not a judgment, it is also an emphasis on the dance that I want, and the dancer who has been influenced so far has a sense of unity with music as well. So it is a comprehensive strength. Elementary matters such as dance crisp and balance of movement of the whole team are also important, but we chose based on whether "more natural performance" is made.

– Finally, please send a message to the students who are responsible for the next generation of dance.

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【CRAZY SHIZUKA】 I would like to aim for a "no fence" dance. For example, contests are contests, freestyle is like freestyle, recently distinguishing music choice and performanceI wonder if there are a lot of young children. There may be difficulties not to distinguish, but I would like to have a neutral awareness and enjoy pure dance.

[Mikako Kano] I would like you to dance a dance that can only be done now. I think that I would like to see more dance that is rough, but luscious, full of young energy. It is also important to refine your technique, but "Since I want to dance at that time" is only then, so I definitely have a performance full of thought that "their dance is like this!" I want you to make it. I am very much looking forward to the 4th street battle!

【Okayoshi】 I'm a dancer, so I'd like to cherish 'Choice of music' too. Dancers use the power of music to show their own performances. In short, music is the life of performance. So, as it is good enough, what kind of song is it before choosing this song? It is important to be a theme with the background of the song being born or convincing with the content of the lyrics. That leads to a deeper depth of dance.

【DJ HIROKING】 Inside of your heart I want you to treasure the impression coming from there forever. For example, I do not show it to anyone, but he says he is dancing in disgust with songs he likes. From that point, I think that personality that is unique only to that person is born, and conversely, I think people are impressed there. Dance like no one is watching!

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[CanDoo] Because there is such a good environment, I want you to come out more and more to a dancer like "to stand up and make customers come home". And I would like to encourage young children to do that. It is awesome to say that the dance is good, but somewhat differently, it is cool anyway. Music starts, just as the dancer moves in one count, it seems like cheers are coming from around without thinking. In order to aim, there is also course practice indispensable, but of course I think that it is important to seek out dances that only you can do while staring at your own dance.

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