Fiji’s hip-hop crew, KVT 679, at Hip Hop International World Dance Championships; photo by Sthanlee B. Mirador
To say Fiji’s first dance crew to attend the Hip Hop International World Dance Championships in Las Vegas was excited was an understatement. The dancers are representing Fiji alongside more than 3,000 dancers from 60 nations.
“Fiji’s crew, KVT679, is made up of experienced Fijian hip-hop dancers that came together at the start of this year to make this dream a reality,” choreographer and co-founder of VOU Dance Sachiko Soro told the Fiji Times Online.
Dance crew leader Jiuta Tigarea said the journey was one of struggle, determination, and naturally, sweat. “It has always been my lifelong dream to come and compete in the world championships in Las Vegas, and I can hardly believe that we are here now. This experience has been better than I have ever expected,” Tigarea said.
According to Soro, the KVT679 crew had been taking part in workshops with Parris Goebel, associate choreographer and cast member of Step Up All In. “The KVT679 crew hopes to come back to Fiji and conduct hip-hop workshops with youth to share what they have learned during their time in Las Vegas,” she said.
Hip Hop International’s World Dance Championships ran August 5 to 10 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. To see the original story, visit http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=276680.