Choreography is an inevitable thing in each Kpop song. There are some really dangerous choreographies that caused difficulty and even injuries for idols while performing
NCT Dream’s “Chewing gum”
This one is different and it’s truly never been done before. The use of hoverboards within NCT Dream’s song “Chewing Gum” was fresh and exciting.
However, if you’ve ever tried to utilize a hoverboard, you know that it is quite difficult to stand on, let alone dance with it.
If the boys were to fall, they could end up injuring their arms or legs. Additionally, if they lose control of the hoverboards, they could run into each other and create a mess on stage.
But still, the NCT boys gave out a spectacular performance with zero mistakes. They must have practiced long hours for such hard and precise dance moves.
With “Wolf”, SM decided to recruit Tony Testa as EXO’s choreographer. Testa has always been known for the renowned driving choreography that requires huge amounts of energy, and “Wolf” is no different.
In the song, EXO literally flies over the stage, surprising the audience with sudden direction changes and barely stopping for a moment.If one of them loses the balance, all the members will fall down and get injured.
Their tree formation also takes incredible finesse and powerful muscles. Otherwise, they will have problems with joints and ligaments.
There are also lots of level changes in the choreography that are easy for an ordinary dancer to get exhausted.
For all of these factors, this is no dance for the beginner.
When EXO came back with the song “Overdose” in 2014, they made fans confused when the 12-member “tower” photo was posted online by Tony Testa.
Then, after “Overdose” MV was officially released, the choreography once again aroused public opinion because of its incredible complexity.
After watching the MV, fans were super concerned about the safety of EXO members during that comeback. The reason was, in order to build that pyramid, two members needed to stay firmly at the bottom. Or else, other members would fall on stage, get injured and also heavily harm the members under them.
If not well trained, EXO might not have been able to perform “Overdose” choreography so smoothly and perfectly.
2PM – “10 Out Of 10”
The choreography of this song is considered quite powerful and complicated.
In fact, Junho had injured himself while practicing “10 Out Of 10” because he was unable to land properly during the final rotation of his flip.
Instead of landing on his feet, he landed on his head and neck. The rest of the 2PM members had to rush him to the hospital.
Fans were shocked at the danger of the dance move, and it showed how much effort 2PM went through to put on a good performance.
TVXQ’s “Catch Me”
Perhaps until now, many people still have not forgotten TVXQ’s impressive choreography in “Catch Me”, the song released in 2012. This was also voted as a unique choreography but with the highest dangerous level that they’d ever performed.
In one part, Changmin lifted his body from the ground with the help of dancers and other members, making fans concerned about everyone’s safety.
When TVXQ performed this song, Changmin even fell twice and the group of dancers had to move the formation to cover up the accident.
It means that during practice, Changmin fell even more times than that!
Another Testa’s choreography that is so difficult to take on is “Everybody”. Even Onew injured himself because of it.
It is absolutely incredible to see how much movement is packed into such a short period of time and how much of that movement is microscopic in detail.
Testa focuses on coordinated body movements that line up with group synchronization and complex formations, along with waterfalled choreography.
Despite how often SHINee performs “Everybody”, fans still can’t believe that Taemin got thrown up in the air.
Though he had always had a dramatic landing, fans were always worried that he could get injured if he ever landed the wrong way.
NCT Dream’s ”My First and Last”
In the segment with the camera angle from the top, the members of NCT Dream performed the difficult choreography to move the formation. One person had to hold the next person’s legs, so the members together formed a big circle and then started to shrink.
This dance performance received a very high appreciation from professionals as well as the audiences. However, it still faced mixed opinions because, in order to perform that well, NCT Dream had to practice extremely hard.
In fact, during this era, Jaemin had to drop halfway because of the disc herniation he suffered from when practicing “My First And Last”.
After School’s “First Love”
There is a reason pole dancing is offered as an exercise: It requires loads of full-body strength to pull off in a truly fluid and sexy manner. Yet, as one of the most legendary girl groups of gen 1, After School perfectly killed it in “First Love”.
These girls need serious upper body strength to round the pole as they did, and the large hip movements that only come with lots of practice. They have to perform many repeated moves, which becomes challenging as muscles fatigue from repetition.
The members themselves have stated that they got injured and bruised from the choreography.
Member Lizzy even couldn’t be part of the live stages and the performance part of the music video because she had injured herself during rehearsals.
The choreography of BLACKPINK also has many complicated moves, and a typical example is BOOMBAYAH.
The most impressive move was when Jennie jumped up and let Jisoo, Rosé, and Lisa hold her.
This movement is not only complicated but also dangerous. If the members drop Jennie, she can fall onto the stage and injure her arms and legs, thereby requiring the group to be extremely careful.
However, most of the time BLACKPINK has successfully performed this dance.
One time Jennie accidentally kicked Jisoo in the head while jumping and she was extremely worried when she saw Jisoo holding her head.
Luckily, Jisoo wasn’t seriously injured and she continued to finish the performance.
Though the new version of this choreography didn’t have much to talk about since BTS directly edited a few dance segments to avoid possible incidents, the original version of it proved to be super dangerous.
Specifically, the members had to turn over and fall straight to the floor. This choreography requires great concentration if you do not want the hand and leg combination to be difficult to match, which can lead to unnecessary accidents while performing.
In fact, Jungkook also had problems with this choreography when rehearsing for the Music Core stage. Fans witnessed his entire shoulder hitting the floor while performing the upside down movement and he was clearly in pain.
BTS directly changed the choreography to prevent unfortunate incidents from occurring.
ITZY’s “Dalla Dalla”
Hard choreography is really a tradition of JYP girl groups. ITZY is no exception.
Their debut song “Dalla Dalla” has been controversial for a period of time because the choreography itself has many dangerous details, such as turning the body 90 degrees or turning the head 180 degrees.
The movements can cause fatigue, dizziness, and other serious injuries for the members if they’re not done correctly.
Moreover, the girls even had to dance in high heel boots, which is extremely exhausting for the feet. If one accidentally steps on another, both of them will be injured and fall down.
Brave Girls’ “Rollin”
“Rollin” by Brave Girls is considered to have dangerous dance moves because of the chairs they use!
In the performances, the girls get up on the chair and perform their choreography while balancing themselves on it.
Everyone who has seen their performances know that the girls must have been super courageous to wear high heels and dance on such shaky chairs, just like the name of their group.
If they slip or lose balance, they could heavily injure themselves falling off those chairs.
One of the members, Yuna, had actually fallen during a performance, but she pushed through with the performance because as mentioned, all the girls were super courageous and they would never let anything ruin their performances.
Right from the time of their debut, YG has determined that TREASURE is a group that mainly focuses on choreography.
Because of this orientation, during the latest comeback with MMM, TREASURE had to perform unacceptably dangerous choreography.
Specifically, the members had to jump on each other’s backs. This choreography caused Jaehyuk to tremble in pain (Jaehyuk alone was jumped on his back three times).
Right after that, a wave of outrage emerged among the fan community. Many thought that YG was way too concerned about the quality of the MV and neglected the boys’ safety.
After the controversy, at midnight on November 8, YG quickly made an official apology for the incident:
“From the next stage, the strong choreography that fans are worried about will be modified. We will continue to focus on the health and safety of our members since these are our top priority and we will soon come back with better performances”.
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