A large K-pop flash mob at Gwanghwamun square
400 ISC students danced to TWICE’s music
Different nationalities with identical spirts
coordinated choreographic efforts led to a harmonious performance
University students from around the world assembled to put together a large flash mob dance at Gwanghwamun Square.
On Friday July 14, the KU International Summer Campus (ISC) organized Korea’s largest flash mob event at Gwanghwamun Square.
The approximately 400 KU ISC students at the event gathered and danced to TWICE’s song, “TT.” TWICE is a K-pop girl group and one of the leaders of the Hallyu (Korean Wave) craze. In order to attend the flash mob event, the students practiced their dance routine during their spare time. Although they are students who came from different cultures from around the world, they shared a passion for K-pop. This shows the global popularity of Hallyu.
Despite the hot weather, the students smiled cheerfully during the flash mob at Gwanghwamun Square. When their two dance routines ended, the group was applauded by the surrounding audience.
Katerina Tsatsomeros, a student from Washington State University (U.S.), who participated in the flash mob said, “It was really fun to learn K-pop dance and I enjoyed practicing as much as I enjoyed performing during the actual event.” She added, “I also want to learn how to dance to other K-pop songs such as those by Miss-A and Sistar.”
The ISC, which started on Tuesday June 27, plans to host a variety of cultural events for its students in order to allow them to experience various aspects of Korean culture in addition to its lecture programs.