Amazing freestyle dance video clip
November 25, 2002 4:48 AM   Subscribe

Kollaboration freestyle dance clip - this video clip offers nearly 2 minutes of some of the most amazing and intriguing dance you've likely seen in awhile. It's a clip from Kollaboration, a Korean-American talent show sponsored by prokreation. The show's aim is to break down Asian stereotypes. thanks milk & cookies.
posted by madamjujujive (28 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
That's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:55 AM on November 25, 2002

jeez, I wish I could dance like that! wait no, I wish could dance. period.

the breaking club here at queen's U is incredible to watch; they have a website, but it only has pics, no videos. still, the shots of the qkids doing freezes are damn impressive.
posted by krunk at 5:06 AM on November 25, 2002

The part where the second dancer goes into a kind of stop-motion jerky style (it starts when he rolls up his sleeve) was so convincing that I thought the video clip itself was stuttering. Only a glance at some hands clapping in the audience showed that the video was going at normal speed.

posted by thewittyname at 5:32 AM on November 25, 2002

The second guy doesn't look very Asian... Or is that a stereotype?
posted by kfury at 5:39 AM on November 25, 2002

The 80s called. They want their electric boogaloo back.
posted by archimago at 5:58 AM on November 25, 2002

if this thread doesn't get a move on, i'll be forced to give it a ticket... so get with it!
posted by ggggarret at 6:07 AM on November 25, 2002

mad props to orange man
posted by monkeyJuice at 6:38 AM on November 25, 2002

Stunned and unable to parry... I've never seen anything like that second guy - I'm wondering if he can use this talent in everyday-situations and if so how?
posted by FidelDonson at 6:48 AM on November 25, 2002

That was stunning. Absolutely stunning. I wonder what it's like to have a liquid spine and silly putty joints like that...
posted by grum@work at 7:09 AM on November 25, 2002

Oh yeah? But can he do the polka?!

Really, that was amazing. Makes me feel old. Very old.
posted by dagny at 7:17 AM on November 25, 2002

Bah, unless it's on a Dance Dance Revolution machine, it doesn't count.
posted by Stan Chin at 7:39 AM on November 25, 2002

Damn impressive. All the more so because body popping often looks like something squeezed into a breakdancing routine simply to give the dancer a breather from the hard stuff.
posted by MUD at 7:46 AM on November 25, 2002

...Marcel Marceau?

I seriously wonder whether the 'orange guy' has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or something like it.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 8:06 AM on November 25, 2002

Madame, you've outdone yourself. This was tres groovy. :) Thanks!
posted by dejah420 at 9:00 AM on November 25, 2002

Good f-cking Lord that was unbelievable. The strobe light effect he drops at the end is too much. Incredible.
posted by bullitt 5 at 9:33 AM on November 25, 2002

I think the first guy slinging his cock over his shoulder did wonders to destroy a particular asian stereotype.
posted by madprops at 10:40 AM on November 25, 2002

Holy Crap.
posted by Songdog at 11:52 AM on November 25, 2002

Just to note: it's windows only
posted by BackwardsHatClub at 12:03 PM on November 25, 2002

It's a Windows media file, but it is not windows only. M$ released MacOSX and Solaris players. And on linux you can use CrossOver (highly recommended).

Windows Media Player


Though I still prefer MPEG or QuickTime.
posted by jaxon at 12:14 PM on November 25, 2002

Oh. My. Goodness.

I'm wishing there were more videos out there, although I'm sure nothing would be as freaking awesome as the stop-motion thing.

The point was to get Asian/Korean Americans and whites together to break down stereotypes? Get the different kids to play together, eh?
posted by psychotic_venom at 1:15 PM on November 25, 2002

Yeah, saw this last week... That thread, over at em411 had about the same comments.... Interesting.

Yes, that strobe effect is mind-blowing.
posted by Espoo2 at 1:24 PM on November 25, 2002

thanks Jaxon. Although the idea is still the same (sucky windows codec).
posted by BackwardsHatClub at 2:46 PM on November 25, 2002

Fantastic stuff! As mentioned, the stop-motion dancing was shout-out-loud amazing, but I also loved the part in the beginned of Orange Guy's routine where he spins his hand out, then wrist, then arm, then whole body.

What makes me most happy is the transformation in appearance from geek to cool. I mean, Orange Guy wasn't doing much at first, and I was preparing myself to cringe at his embarassment in front of his peers, but then he just BUSTS OUT. Like some Jr. High geek with the soul of James Brown or something. I love it!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:20 PM on November 25, 2002

that was tight! poppin and lockin, non stoppin
posted by jcruelty at 5:09 PM on November 25, 2002

From geek to chic in 2 seconds. Orange Man rocked this office hard! How fun, great link.
posted by WolfDaddy at 5:09 PM on November 25, 2002

anyone else think Orange Man has the potential to be the next ellen feiss/mahir/random internet celebrity?

and how is it possible that some random guy is 10x better than any other 'pro' body popper I've seen in videos and whatnot? someone should track him down and give him his own DDR sequel.
posted by krunk at 6:00 PM on November 25, 2002

"anyone else think Orange Man has the potential to be the next ellen feiss/mahir/random internet celebrity?"

Yep. It has already begun.
posted by Rattmouth at 9:35 PM on November 25, 2002

Breakdancing, popping and locking survived in the hip-hop and rave scenes of the 90's, and seem to be making quite a comeback on their own recently. If you are amazed at a high school talent show of this style, I would highly reccomend going to a show and actually experiencing it, live. With or without a head full of drugs. I would go ahead and suggest Mr Wiggles but his clips section seems to be overloaded right now.
posted by sophist at 10:12 PM on November 25, 2002

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