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[Herald Review] Dance fever continues at ‘Street Woman Fighter’ reunion concertBy Jie Ye-eun
Published : July 11, 2022 - 14:38
The two-day event “Street Woman Fighter Reunion: The Next Era” was a treat for the audience and also a chance for the eight top-tier dance crews -- YGX, Lachica, Want, WayB, Coca N Butter, Prowdmon, HolyBang and Hook -- from the program that aired in August last year to gather. It was the first time all teams took to the stage since their concert last November and December, as the government lifted all COVID-19 social distancing rules.
Frankly speaking, the reporter was unsure how they would handle the 150-minute show with dance performances only. But there was nothing to worry about. The Sunday concert, which was open to the press, was a whole package of explosive energy and mesmerizing gigs, once again living up to the buzz the veteran dancers had created last year.
As the clock struck 6 p.m., the eight teams -- a total of 50 dancers -- appeared on stage one by one to much fanfare. They were welcomed by about 3,000 screaming concertgoers who waved their light sticks in excitement.
“Unlike the survivals we had (on the program), it feels like we’re finally at a festival venue. I’m so honored and grateful to be onstage with all the crews that I met through the dance battles,” the Want leader said. “Since I’m still injured, I had to let go of my greed. I’ll be back with the perfect performance later in the day.”
Decked out in all-black outfits, crew Prowdmon put on a performance of “Tell Me Now,” which the dancers created in the second season of Mnet’s popular competition program “Queendom.” WayB’s No:ze, who was recently embroiled in a controversy over sponsored posts on her Instagram account, also participated in the two-day concert.
Eight male dance crews -- 1Million, BIIB, Eo-ddae, JustJerk, Prime Kingz, We Dem Boyz, YGX, Mbitious -- who will appear as contestants in the upcoming dance competition program, “Street Man Fighter,” attended the concert and danced to a series of K-pop hits such as EXO-K’s “Overdose,” Big Bang’s “Bang Bang Bang,” Seventeen’s “Clap” and BTS’ “Fire.”
Coca N Butter leader Ri.hey said, “Although it’s been a while since the program ended, I’d like to deeply thank those who came to see us. Because of all of you, I had a good memory.” Honey J, the leader of HolyBang, also mentioned that the dancers’ popularity was able to last this long thanks to the fans’ endless support.
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