One of the things I love about k-pop in general is the group choreography. For every new release, we get to see a different dance that’s been meticulously planned and practiced to perfection. It continues to amaze me that with each comeback, there is a unique, often complicated, routine that has to be learned. Those who love k-pop can attest to the power that good choreography can have on someone’s enjoyment of a performance or just the song itself.
As much as I love normal k-pop music videos, I look forward to dance practice videos even more. It’s the best way to see both the entire choreography and how difficult it is for our idols to pull off. It also allows us to see idols in a somewhat normal state, dancing in just sweats and tennis shoes. There’s no flashing lights or caked-on makeup to distract from their performance, and they get to show a bit of what they’re like when not on stage. I love to see them make small mistakes or goof off and just have fun. Here’s my list of some of the most amusing, entertaining, and impressive k-pop dance practice videos:
Orange Caramel never fails to impress and entertain with their cute, quirky sounds. Their newest single “Catallena” is no exception. Like all of their music videos, it’s got a fun charm to it, full of lots of bright colors and costumes. The three ladies play different kinds of fish being sold at the supermarket, but their prices are much lower than that of the nearby octopus. As the lyrics tell, the octopus represents a popular, chic girl who has a temperamental personality but she’s still the type of person that everyone wants to be around. The members of Orange Caramel blush and look on in envy at the high-priced octopus, who is absolutely hilarious in this video. The sushi plate, soy sauce dishes, and rice props all went perfectly with the colorful backgrounds and fish-inspired costumes. The more I listen to the song, the more I like it. It felt a little odd at first, but even after the second listen it started to become insanely catchy. Orange Caramel continues to be an adorable, fun, and unique group with the brilliant “Catallena.”