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Fijians among 3000 dancers at hip hop meet

Dawn Gibson
Friday, August 08, 2014

TO SAY Fiji's first dance crew to the International Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas is excited about its achievement will be an understatement.

The group, KVT679, is representing Fiji in this international dance competition.

Las Vegas will host participants from over 60 countries, the equivalent to around 3000 dancers performing before thousands more.

"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," said choreographer and co-founder of VOU Dance Sachiko Soro in a statement.

"The KVT679 crew have been working hard leading up to this even doing morning and evening training at the VOU Dance Studios in Suva."

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 in the statement.

According to Soro, the KVT679 crew had been taking part in workshops with choreographer of the latest Step Up movie, Paris Goebel.

"The KVT679 crew hopes to come back to Fiji and conduct hip hop workshops with youth to share what they have learnt during their time in Las Vegas," she said.








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