Seventeen’s Hoshi: Creating Choreographies
By Lydia Jin
Photo Credit: ELLE Magazine: https://www.elle.co.kr/article/49734
Seventeen is a South Korean boy band under Pledis entertainment. Seventeen consists of 13 members divided into three sub-groups (hip-hop unit, vocal unit, performance unit). Seventeen members include: S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino.
Hoshi is Seventeen’s main dancer, lead vocalist, sub rapper, and leader of the performance unit. Hoshi has choreographed multiple dances for Seventeen, with each telling a different story and a level of complexity. Fun facts about Hoshi include him being a black belt in Taekwondo and has nicknames like “Tiger”, “10:10”, and “Mr. Dumbbell”.
Choreographies by Hoshi
Hoshi has choreographed and assisted in choreographing in many dances for Seventeen throughout the years. In a interview AYO with Seventeen’s choreographers Lee Dabin and Lee Junwoo, they revealed how Hoshi creates meaningful choreographies as an appreciate to Carats (Seventeen’s fandom name), like “Thanks” pinky fingers linking together movement, along with the “T”, “H”, “X” formation.
Popular Seventeen choreography routines by Hoshi, and the performance unit, along with other choreographers includes Seventeen Performance team’s “Highlight”, “Clap”, and Seventeen Performance team’s “13 Month Dance” (Lili Yabbay).
Hoshi’s explosive energy and charisma makes him an outstanding performer on stage. With many meanings behind each of Seventeen’s dances, Hoshi is an amazing and talented choreographer. All of Seventeen’s choreographies are synchronized even with 13 members!
Awards and nominations for Seventeen
Since the debut, Seventeen has received several awards and nominations for their work. Like QQ Boom Boom Awards (2020) for Asia Pioneer Idol Group of the Year, Mnet Asian Music Awards for Breakthrough achievement, Worldwide Fan’s Choice Top 10, Best OST, Best Dance Performance (Don’t Wanna Cry, Oh My!), and many more.
Other K-Pop Idols who Choreographed Dances
Other popular K-Pop idols who choreographed for their group include Astro's Rocky, who choreographed “Morning Call”, and participated in creating the choreography for Astro such as the song “Fireworks” and “Your Love”.
Mamamoo’s Moonbyul created the choreography for “Mr. Ambiguous”, and along with other members, she helped create the choreography for “Piano Man”.
IKON’s B.I. not only composed WINNER’s debut songs and IKON’s debut album, but he also assisted in choreographing for songs like “Love Scenario” and “Killing Me”.
Winner’s rapper, singer, songwriter, and choreographer Seunghoon choreographed for flash mob performance for BigBang’s G-Dragon, as well as Winner’s songs like “Empty”, “Don’t Flirt”.
There are many other amazing idols like Kim Chungha, VIXX’s N, Pentagon’s Kino, and many more idols choreograph dances.
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