I know a bunch of you have seen this, but for those who haven’t…definitely check it out. Dance crew – The Union – remade their own version of ‘Wedding Dress’ being inspired by Taeyang. I love hearing about crews who have used Taeyang as their inspiration and to bring it to you all on ATY so I jumped on the chance to ask Chris Coelho from “The Union” some questions! Check out the video and brief interview 🙂
What is The Union? How did you form and kind of dancing do you exactly do?
The Union is a hip hop dance crew from Kitchener Waterloo Canada ( about 45min west from Toronto) and we were all friends who loved to dance and decided to take our abilities to the next level and start competing and try to make a name for ourselves. We have won (taking 1st place) National competitions in Canada and have been featured in some magazines, newspapers in our local area as well. We even opened for some big bands like Hedley, Stereos and Fefe Dobson. We also have worked with some people from Americas Best Dance Crew like Pat Lam from SoReal Cru (Season 2) and Taeko Carroll from Fysh n Chicks (Season 1).
How did you hear about Taeyang?
I knew about BIGBANG first and liked the music the first time I heard it (a few years ago) and then just from youtube searching BigBang I started hearing songs by TaeYang like “Look at Me” and “Prayer” and watching his music videos totally made me appreciate his dancing. I really appreciate singers who really focus hard on the dancing and give dancers the chance to be respected and have the spotlight.
What inspired you to remake “Wedding Dress”? And how has your response to it been so far?
We absolutely fell in love with Wedding Dress and Where U At just the song was really good and I loved the little story they had in it I thought it was really well filmed though it wasn’t until Where U At was finally released that it totally sparked an interest in my head saying “why dont we do that?” and so I started preparing and doing what was necessary to get it done. The funny part about all this was we already finished the choreography that we planned for the video and then in the same place we are from a man named Jreyez and a singer Tommy C from the US remade the song into english with original lyrics and so once we heard that we knew we had to really go all out on this music video as it seemed it would fit us better to use english lyrics and kind of give it a north american version of wedding dress.
What do you think of, as dancers and choreographers, of Taeyang’s dancing?
The dancing was the first thing I noticed from TaeYang and it’s funny because when I saw him dance I felt like i saw his moves and the way he dances before somewhere, I then realized that his choreographers are 2 people I insanely admire as a choreographer/dancer and they are Shaun Evaristo and Lyle Beniga. So he is definitely in the right hands when learning his dancing skills. Shaun Evaristo also choreographs BigBang and a few other bands from YG Entertainment. I would love to have that opportunity come our way to have a chance to be with an upcoming South Korean artist or here in North America as well.
How did you hear about ATY and is there anything you’d like to say to our bloggers?
When I first heard of TaeYang I found this blog immediately I found it off Google maybe almost a year ago and I was first using it to learn more about him and to find more songs of his so it was a really great source for me and I knew I had to contact you guys immediately when I made this music video.
And to end it off, one of my fav videos from the crew 🙂