Street dance fans will have a chance to see impressive moves by dancers from Asian countries at the Viet Nam Youth Theatre on April 22 and 23. This year’s Dance, Dance Asia project includes three dance works, include Black Lip Boyz; Hilatas (The Light That Guides You) and Chairs, created by established and emerging dancers Japanese Munetaka Maki, Fillipino Vince Mendoza and Vietnamese Lion T. Black Lip Boyz is choreographed by Maki and will be performed by Japanese, Fillipino, Taiwanese and Malaysian dancers. Maki is a dancer, choreographer, musician and leader of the dance group Tokyo Gegegay. He studied traditional Japanese dance and music from the age of three. At age 19, he beat 30,000 others to win top prize at a singing contest. After coming out, he began to incorporate aspects of gay culture into his work and attract attention from the dance world. He formed Tokyo Gegegay in 2013. He has performed as Tokyo Gegegay in the Philippines, Thailand, and Tokyo in 2015 for Dance Dance Asia. That year he also became the first street dance artist to receive the Japan Dance Forum Award. Mendoza choreographed Hilatas and it will be danced by Japanese, Fillipino, Singaporean, Indonesian and…more detail
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